Barclays boss surprised at being fired

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'It is a source of regret to me that I wasn't able to complete the work'.

Antony Jenkins, the former CEO of Barclays, has spoken of his surprise at being sacked by the bank's board, saying he believed he needed between five and 10 years to overhaul the culture of the bank.

BBC News' Kamal Ahmed reports that in his first interview since he was fired in the summer after just three years, Jenkins said the bank was performing well when he departed.

'It is a source of regret to me that I wasn't able to complete the work', he told Ahmed.

'But when I look at what we achieved in three years I'm confident that the organisation [is] in much better shape. I'm proud of what I achieved, but I'm also very proud of what the people of Barclays achieved in working with me over that time period'.

'After 3 years of incredibly hard work, we had real momentum and you could see that in the results: statutory profits were up 25%; our capital position had improved immeasurably; we'd actually achieved our 2016 targets 18 months earlier; costs were under control; the culture was changing and reputation was improving; we'd built a leadership position in technology and that was paying dividends for us', Jenkins said.

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Jenkins: My regret over Barclays' sacking

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