Writer: Mad Hatter
Date:Saturday March 23 2013
The turnover of managers at Kenilworth Road, in recent times, has been shocking.
It seems that we`ve been culpable of hitting the panic button more often than most.
In fact, we`ve done our best to adhere to that old adage about the only certain thing about being a football manager is that, one day, you`ll get the sack.
Therefore, when I read words attributed to Gary Sweet about John Still`s appointment and about John being the right man for the job, even though I sincerely hope that he is, I can`t help but treat them with a pinch of salt.
After all, I`m fairly certain that similar words have been trotted out for several previous incumbents of the managerial role at Kenilworth Road.
Anyway, before I divulge too much, this is part of what Gary Sweet had to say to the local media,
"The term of the contract for example could be 10 weeks or 10 years, because at the point is there needn`t be a term."
"We understand each other and what`s he`s coming to do is his job, what we want him to do is his job and he knows that when his time comes, because there will be an exit for John, because that happens to me and everybody around here, then it will be done the right way."
"Actually the length of the contract is irrelevant. John will be here for as long as we feel we are building the right football club. That will then bring success."
"I always feel under pressure to get the appointment right. We look at the future and that`s what John Still`s about."
"John Still`s about taking Luton Town Football Club, restructuring its culture, restructuring its squad and making us a success. And we have 100 per cent faith he is going to deliver."
"The board at the football club are all supporters. Our levels of tolerance may be completely different to those of supporters."
"Because at the end of the day we know what it might need to be successful. And also we have to manage the pressure."
"We have to manage that stress and that means us being sponges at times and so be it. But we`re able to be that because we have got thick skin."
"We know what Luton Town Football Club``s all about and we`re not going to stop people from moaning and booing but we can persuade them not to."
"And the best way to persuade them not to is by appointing someone to do the right job."
See what I mean?
Date:Saturday March 23 2013
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