I treat players with respect; two-way communication is important to me as it gives me an indication of how the players are learning. My players must be professional on and off the field and discipline is important to me. The team ethos is essential and my teams must play as a team I also plan team building sessions into my coaching programme bonding players and staff alike.
Planning is essential to me not only planning for the weeks training but looking at the season as a whole, not preparing is preparing to fail and it is important to me to look at every detail. Training should be a learning experience for players and coaching staff as well as enjoyable. When I work with players on the training field I work at the appropriate match tempo and training is realistic to the game itself.
My players must be challenged Physically, Mentally, Technically and most importantly tactically as this is the key to winning matches and trophies.
On the field I demand that my teams play as a team, work hard and play with confidence. I like the game to be played properly and by this I mean a passing game building up from the back and playing forward with a purpose, working through the different thirds of the field with an end result taking into account when to play short and when to play long. I like my players to express themselves in the final third and use their own initiative.
It is important that everyone buys into the same philosophy and everyone including players, coaches and management are working towards the same goals.