Troy Aikman was hired by ESPN to host Monday Night Football just over six months ago. Since then, he’s labeled his new gig as ‘refreshing’

The three-time Super Bowl champ was not always happy during his time at FOX. He detailed why on The Marchand and Ourand Podcast.

“I never had a conversation with (FOX Sports CEO) Eric Shanks until he called to congratulate me on the ESPN contract,” Aikman said. “I asked him specifically for some comments that I had heard that had circulated and gotten back to me and he refused to answer those questions … I was an employee of theirs for 21 years. I feel like I did everything that was asked of me … I don’t feel like I ever gave them anything to complain about or be upset about … it’s not hard just to have a conversation.”

Aikman will join Joe Buck in the booth on Monday Night Football in just a few weeks.