Exclusive: Interview with Josh Slater
After a very successful start to the season, new man Josh Slater took time out to take part in an interview for Stockport County TV:
Welcome, Josh, How are you today?
Very well thanks. And yourself?
Great thank you. So Josh, let us begin, right from the start, did you ever dream of becoming a football manager? or was their other things down the line which you wanted to achieve?
Well, when I was younger I used to go to lots of County home games as they were my local team, and at that point, yes, I dreamt of taking Stockport County to glory, but I knew that it was highly unlikely that the dream would become true, and to my amazement, it did.
Very interesting, before you became Stockport County manager, did you study for any coaching licenses?
Yes, I did as there was a possibility that an amateur club in my area was looking for a manager, and having played managerial games in the past, I decided to take that next step and try to get that job, but to do so, I needed to study for a license, which was what I did.
As you said, their was an amateur club which you were interested in managing, why didn't you take that job?
Well, at the time, I was close to finishing my course and getting my coaching license, however when I did achieve my license, the position at Stockport was vacant, so I decided to try my luck, and as it happened, I got the job.
Okay, moving on from that, what was it like when you managed your first game?
Nerve-racking to say the least, I wanted to get a good result as at that point, some fans didn't trust me and doubted my ability, so I wanted to win that match to show I mean business.
Who would you say has been the stand-out player in your squad?
Hard choice, can't I choose them all? Haha, well I think that Phil Jevons has proven why he is so prolific upfront for us, backed up by the amount of goals he has scored for us already this season, I'd have to choose him.
Thank you Josh for your time, good luck next game!
Cheers. See you soon.
Phil Jevons, 34, joined the Hatters at the start of the 2013/14 season, and has already scored 9 league goals.