Swindon Town owner Clem Morfuni has enjoyed a positive reaction from fans in his first few months in charge. 

And now he is making headlines Down under after heading back home to Australia for a number of months. 

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Morfuni told the Australian press what it has been like to become the owner of an English football club and the reception he has received – although he knows how fast things can change.

“Football’s quite fickle,” he said. “So I’ve got to make sure I do the right thing, and I will.

“The problem was the last regime had no interaction with the supporters. Over there, it’s quite important to get them onside. You know what the English are like – they’ve got this hierarchy, where we as Aussies, we don’t really care. We’ll talk to anybody.

“I love the club. The supporters are really good, I’ll tell you that now. The club’s big enough but small enough, if that makes sense. 

“It’s a good size. It’s not a two-bob club. You’ve got Bristol 30 miles away, you’ve got Oxford and you’ve got Reading. There’s no other team around the place.”

He also revealed fellow Aussies Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell – both of whom had successful Premier League careers – have talked to him about his decision 

“Once they found out I owned Swindon, they came out of the woodwork to find out what was going on,” he said. 

“I caught up with Harry a couple of times. He goes, ‘mate, it’s a rollercoaster – you must be mad to buy into a football club’.

“I probably am, but I love the game. 

“I understand the English and how ruthless they are. You’ve just got to be careful.

There’s a lot of sharks over there. I keep saying to the English, there’s more sharks in the streets of London than the waters of Australia.”

Morfuni added he has been enjoying his time in charge of Town so far said it was ‘something like’ living the dream.

“It’s hard work, it’s full on, it’s relentless,” he said. “Is it good? Absolutely.

“But it does take its toll. My son’s probably suffered the most, my wife and my family, from me not being there and driving what I’ve tried to drive. But I’ve said this to the people at Swindon: you can do whatever you want. If we all work together, with drive and a passion, we can do anything. Take it from me.”