It’s obvious that Steve McClaren oozes leadership in everything he does, and he gets people right behind him as he leads the way to make Newcastle into a great club again, who challenge for honors again in England.
That’s what leadership is all about – selling your vision and your methods of achieving it – and have people follow you and participate in making it all real – because you cannot do it all by yourself.
Paul Simpson and Steve McClaren in conference
From what we are starting to hear from the players, the training sessions are something to see and hopefully Steve will have an open training session soon so fans – and the youngsters on their school break – can go and see them in action.
There are of course a lot of things that are needed to support a 25 man squad on tour and back in Newcastle too.
Steve today has gone out of his way to praise the backroom staff at Newcastle:
“We don’t realise the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes.” “The staff from day one have been absolutely magnificent.”
“They’ve taken on board what we have been doing.” “The work they do behind the scenes to make it so smooth for the players, we take for granted.”
“But there’s a lot of work.” “The medical team, the masseurs, the kit men and the coaches make it an easier trip.”
“I have to credit the players and staff.”
Steve McClaren is raising the tone and the standards at Newcastle, and tomorrow he will meet Aleksandar Mitrovic and (hopefully) Chancel Mbemba, as the two new players who have arrived at Newcastle in the last four days.
It will be good to hear what the head coach has to say.