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Every Manager Worries

16 October 2013

Steve on why he knows he is at a special club for time and patience

Steve Davis admits that the game has changed dramatically when it comes to giving managers time to implement their own ideas. Eight managers have already lost their jobs this season with David Weir and Martin Allen recently losing their jobs in League One.

Davis appreciates the patient and understanding he receives from the Alex board and what he describes as the intelligent Crewe Alexandra supporters.

In the wake of recent sackings, Steve told “Nobody in football doesn't worry and I am the same. I want things to go well. All you can do is your best. Sometimes you don’t get that luck and if they don't stick with you long enough that luck doesn’t have the time to change around.

“It depends on each club, chairman and chief execs want results and sometimes you don’t get time, especially when someone has pumped a lot of money into the club.

“Even though we have had a difficult start, the success we have had and the things that have changed on and off the pitch, I think John (Bowler) and the board have been very supportive and we are still planning for this season, next season and the season after. That's positive because you feel that bit of security.

“We are only 11-12 games into the season and already eight managers have lost their jobs, that's how it is now it doesn't surprise anybody.

“But you put pressure on yourself to be successful, that’s what drives you on. It comes from yourself and that's the ingredient you need. As a player I did the same, put pressure on myself to be the best I could. You have to want to learn and do better every day.

He added: “Expectancy levels have grown because of our recent success, and we all want more. It isn't always easy, losing good players makes a big difference. Our supporters are intelligent and they understand football because they have been educated well by Dario. They want to be entertained and I always want to find the balance between entertaining and getting results for them.”


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