Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Long term change

A defence of the Mark Hughes approach in today's Manchester Evening News, courtesy of coach Eddie Niedzwiecki. He talks of the crucial importance of instilling a winning mentality at City, something I wrote about here:
"I was lucky enough to be part of the back-room staff at Arsenal when they went a season unbeaten and I saw the way those players challenged each other to keep going and what they demanded of each other.

"That is the sort of thing we want our players to do here, but it doesn't happen overnight. It is something you have to strive to achieve. A culture that has to be instilled."
And such a change as that necessarily requires time:
"It takes time for a new culture to evolve in a club.

"Some will like it and embrace and thrive. Some won't and will fall by the wayside.

"The way this club is and the ambitions the owners have, we know that they will not accept mediocrity, but nine months is not enough to develop everything fully.
It's quite long, but worth a read.

1 comment:

tommytheblue said...

he's doing a wonderful job with our defensive coaching!

concentrate on your job eddie rather than devising new excuses to keep you employed!

everyone seems to have an opion at the club, hughes bowen, eddie, micah, dunne, ireland, de jong..

but knowones delivering!

Hughes has the best staff in the league... at gobbing off!

i thought we were meant to be fitter towards the end of the season? what went wrong?