BAD RUNS TEACH MANAGERS MOST
AS a manager, you do have spells where results drop off and it feels like everything is going against you. What’s important is how you cope with it, so well done to Dean Smith at Walsall and Paul Cook at Chesterfield.
Having started the season ever so well, Walsall dropped off the pace and looked like they would stay in mid-table. But Dean didn’t panic and his side – who I fancied from the start – made it back into League One’s top six.
In League Two, Chesterfield have done the same.Top of the league for give or take two months, they had a bad spell where they couldn’t buy a win. But Paul’s turned the corner and now they’re back at the top of the league.
As a manager, you learn much more from the bad times than the good. Both Paul and Dean will draw on these spells for the rest of their careers.