Once he got there it seems he got the contract and all of the perks and trappings of fame that came with it and probably realised that actually life's a bit of a beach up there.
I dare say he's had a lot of fun along the way without, it seems, getting too obsessed about what kind of footballing legacy he's going to leave behind.
There are and indeed have been plenty of players that fit into that mould.
Next adventure = Qatar.
Fair play to him. He was never going to play for us once Ancelotti had gone.