Boss says LMA award is recognition for everyone connected with the club.
Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell believes that the stability of the club and the fact that it has long serving members of the board and the staff provides the platform for successes on the pitch. The Alex boss was recently honoured with the LMA Manager of the Year award for League Two but he was quick to praise the contribution made by everyone at the club over a long period of time.
Artell says that he may receive the plaudits and stick as the front man, but he understands the importance of the work behind the scenes to help contribute to results on the pitch.
David told crewealex.net: “100% stability provides the platform we need and the LMA award is recognition of the hard work that everyone puts in here. We are a close knit team, all pulling in the same direction and when that happens then it becomes a strong force.
“I think I am in the top ten of the longest serving managers in the country and five of those are in the Premier League, Klopp, Guardiola, Wilder, Howe and Dyce and only one of those has had disappointment this season. Eddie has had fantastic success at Bournemouth as well going through the divisions.
“We are at a different level but the principles are the same. When you have stability at board level, amongst the staff and with the squad then it is the first keystone for success. It provides that platform we need as football staff.
“There are a lot of people here who have been here a long time and they understand the culture of the club and it helps enormously.
“All this helps us. There are a choppy waters ahead. Some clubs are in choppy waters with what is going on with the impact of the coronavirus and there will be a few more entering choppy waters I am sure. We have to work hard to make sure that we are not one of them in the future.”