BUCKLE: I LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES
CHELTENHAM take on NonLeague Dover in the FA Cup second round today and new boss Paul Buckle says he is embracing his latest managerial challenge after learning from mistakes made at previous jobs.
The 43-year-old spent the last year in the United States before replacing Mark Yates on a 12-month rolling contract last week.
“I’ve learnt from all of the clubs I’ve managed and made lots of mistakes,” said Buckle, who has also had spells in charge of Luton, Torquay and Bristol Rovers.
“I’ll continue to make mistakes but I’ve got more experience now. It’s my job to find what’s good and what’s not so good here, and try to make it better.
“I want the players and staff to be ambitious. I think that’s when you get a really healthy club, when no one is comfortable and just picking up their money.”
New chairman Paul Baker says today’s tie will determine how much Buckle has to spend in January.
The winner gets £27,000 with the opportunity to draw a big team in the third round.
Baker said: “If we get into the third round and make £100,000 or more some of that can be used towards the playing budget in January.”
CHALLENGE: Paul Buckle