Crewe Alexandra boss, David Artell, is a keen admirer of Paul Tisdale’s footballing philosophy and he is looking forward to pitting his team against his new MK Dons one this weekend.
Tisdale departed Exeter City after 12 years at St. James’ Park and now he will be aiming to take the Dons straight back following their relegation from League One last season.
Artell was always complimentary about Tisdale’s Exeter sides and admired the way they always tried to play the right way.
Ahead of our clash at Gresty Road this weekend, Artell told us: “Paul is someone I like, admirer and respect. I always liked the way his Exeter teams play and although he has done things a bit differently tactically and with his formations at MK Dons, his football philosophy is still the same.
“I like what he is a about. When his Exeter side beat us in the 93rd last season, he came into the office and we had a really good chat. I also met him in the summer at the manager’s conference and caught up.
“His teams can play proper football if you like but they are also capable of going longer and more direct if needs be. He can adjust and he gets a nice blend.
“He has taken a few of the lads from Exeter with him and changed things around a bit. It should be a good game of football and a good one to watch, like I thought the Fleetwood one was.”