Patrick Roy says there are no hard feelings about being passed over for the Montreal Canadiens coaching job.

The goaltending legend says he wishes the best to the organization and to Michel Therrien, who was named the Habs' new coach on Tuesday.

Roy told a news conference that he appreciated having been interviewed for the job.

A former Montreal and Colorado Avalanche star, and current coach and executive in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Roy says he's drawn a lot of positives from the experience.

Among those positives were polls suggesting he was a fan favourite of Montrealers among the potential job candidates. Roy says he appreciated that support.

Now that the hiring process is over, Roy says he's happy with his life as co-owner, general manager and coach of the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL.