Steve Coppell has insisted that the amount of young managers coming through into English football is a positive thing and they can offer certain things experienced managers can’t.
Coppell believes that young managers are learning the trade and if they can strike up a good partnership with their chairman, the chance to build a great side would be easy. The 56 year old also insists that good commitment and endeavour will come from young managers.
‘I think you are guaranteed commitment and endeavour. For a lot of chairmen, you are able to mould a young manager a lot better than the older one who is set in his ways. The relationship between a manager and a chairman is, without doubt, the most critical at any club.
“If you’ve got a young manager who is accepting of the fact that he is learning the trade, then the relationship can grow. A lot of chairmen want to see a different kind of development, more of a partnership than some older managers are prepared to give’, Coppell said.
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