Richie Wellens driven by Alex Ferguson's influence as Swindon soar | Ben Fisher

11 September 2019 09:00
The League Two club’s manager is looking to create modern heroes at the club and feels stronger for a torrid spell at OldhamThe corridor outside the manager’s office and the surrounding arteries of the County Ground are adorned with snapshots of Swindon Town legends of bygone eras – Glenn Hoddle, Paul Bodin and Shaun Taylor – but Richie Wellens is determined to give present-day supporters something to shout about. “That was my message to the players,” Wellens says, matter-of-factly.“I’m not sick of it because I think old players should be remembered but they should be in the boardroom, in the upstairs rooms – not in the tunnel. The tunnel should be about the here-and-now players but there have not been any here-and-now players that have had any success. Why should they reward mediocrity by putting posters up? We need to start achieving.” Related: Big-stadium experiments give Women’s Super League a chance to learn | Suzanne Wrack Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian