He insisted he bore no enmity towards his former employers.
But the expression of delight on Alex Weaver's face suggested otherwise, after he led his Warriors FC side to a 2-1 victory over Hougang United in a Great Eastern-Yeo's S-League encounter last night.
The Englishman took on the Hougang job at the start of the season, but after just one win in six matches, he was relegated to an "observer" role.
He then left the Cheetahs to take the reins of the Warriors in June, after V Selvaraj's resignation.
The fact that the victory was achieved at Hougang Stadium was not lost on Weaver, who quipped: "This is actually my first game here (at Hougang Stadium)!
"My first six games with Hougang were all played either away from home or at the (neutral venue) Jalan Besar Stadium."
When pressed on whether the victory was sweeter because of who the opposition were, he said: "Even my wife has been asking me that question this past week.
"But, all the frustration I had was gone as soon as I got the Warriors' job. From that point on, I was just focused on my new team."