QPR boss Ian Holloway believes the changes in football over recent years are unbelievably scary and is questioning whether the change is for the better.
Holloway occupied the hot seat at Loftus Road for five years before leaving in 2006. He has since had spells at fellow London clubs Crystal Palace and Millwall among others.
But he has returned to west London and admits he's still adapting to a game that has reached new levels in both performance and finances.
The QPR boss said: “When I got this job I had four or five buddies congratulate me and ask what I was doing. We all talked about how it is now and how players are now.
“The sports science is unbelievably scary. We can have a debate about if it's better or not.
“Everyone has a video recorder in their phone – it's great but pretty dangerous. The difference is amazing.”
Holloway has won three promotions in his time as a manager – once with the Hoops back in 2004 when they were in the third tier and in Championship play-off campaigns with Blackpool in 2010 and Crystal Palace in 2013.
He has now been charged with improving fortunes at Loftus Road since replacing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink several weeks ago.
He added: “If I could buy them wins I would. None of the players are any different. They've probably got a lot more money which can be a burden to them. Do they have to try that hard or if they're there for the right reasons.
“Some people have been about how much are you going to pay me? Is it worse, is it better? I still read newspapers and write things down in a diary. My wife calls me a dinosaur but I am learning.”