S
SEARCH
M
SW
Friday, August 14
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_1_402952_0/index.html?art_id=402952&ESI

New St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson now feels ready for big management role

:Headline: New St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson now feels ready for big management role:
The Scot has had coaching spells in England at Stoke and Millwall.

Callum Davidson feels challenging himself as a coach in England has helped him return to St Johnstone as manager.

The 43-year-old left McDiarmid Park in 2018 following five years as Tommy Wright's assistant to take up a coaching role with Stoke.

The new job only lasted six months until Gary Rowett, his former Leicester team-mate, was sacked as manager.

However, Davidson this season reunited with Rowett to become Millwall assistant manager and the pair helped the Lions move from relegation contenders to serious play-off hopefuls in the Sky Bet Championship.

The former Scotland left-back admitted it was tough to leave south London just ahead of the resumption of their promotion push but one phone call from Saints chairman Steve Brown convinced him to succeed Wright and start his managerial career at the club where he began and ended his playing life.

Davidson, who also had a spell working with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, said of leaving Perth for England second time around: "It was good for me because I worked with Tommy for five years and it was his management style.

"Working under Gordon and Gary, they had different styles. What it showed me was that not one style works. It's basically what style you are comfortable doing, and that's what I will find out myself when I get into the job.

"That's probably the biggest thing, not to copy somebody, it's just to be yourself and manage the way you want to do it and how you are comfortable.

Davidson and Wright celebrating another success (PA)

"It's probably one of the reasons I did leave because it would have been quite easy for me to stay with Tommy, because I had a great working relationship. It would have been easy for me to stay but I wanted to challenge myself.

"That's why I am here now, because I could have stayed at Millwall, I had a great job there.

"I want to challenge myself and being down the road has helped put me in this position. It probably gave me a better overall picture of how to manage.

"Football down the road is probably more educational side. It's more how to improve players. Managing players is slightly different to when I first started when I had Paul Sturrock and John Blackley shouting in my face from about a foot away. At least now it will be two metres away.

"But it has changed, young players coming through now are just used to a different way and it would be stupid of me to go back to the older times. You have to adapt and that's the process I have probably learned most down the road.

"My management style will probably be different to other people's. I will find my way into the job. I was going to say I'm not going to be a bawler and shouter, but I might be in the end...."

Davidson has been given a three-year contract in another show of faith from Brown, who faced the task of replacing the club's most successful manager of all time when Scottish Cup winner Wright stepped down in May.

But the former Blackburn player has not even considered those ramifications.

Davidson during his second playing stint with Saints (PA)

"I was here for five of the seven years with him," Davidson said. "It was a great time in the club's history but it's gone now.

"I am not going to be stupid, I'm not going to make wholesale changes because what Tommy did was so successful. There will be little tweaks here and there to try and move forward.

"It's something that has never played on my mind, how successful it was before me taking over. I just want to do the best I can do and hopefully that breeds success for St Johnstone.

"Tommy's been fantastic for seven years but it's about looking forward. What can I do, can I help players get better? Can I help young players move on to bigger and better things? I will be pushing them to get better."

body check tags ::

amp_article_402952 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-06-18 20:42:02:
html db last update - 2020-08-13 00:11:40 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Callum Davidson

Click here for more stories about St Johnstone

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
St Johnstone closing in on Callum Davidson appointment?
Real, Barca to rival Man Utd for Sancho next year?
Juventus to rival Arsenal for Thomas Partey?
Steven Gerrard unhappy with aspects of Rangers display

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
4Chelsea392061369571266
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd391512124239357
9Arsenal381414105648856
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton38157165160-952
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.