Glenn Happy With Coaching

Glenn Roeder says he is happy with the coaching set up at the club - even if that does mean an enormous workload for the manager!

Although a number of managers do not get out on the training field every day with the players - and it is not just a very recent phenomenon, as Brian Clough was famous for rarely seeing his team during the week, and towards the end of his Upton Park career John Lyall delegated some coaching responsibility as he oversaw every aspect of the club - Glenn insists on working with his players every day.

In the previous regime, Harry Redknapp would be out with the players, and there was also Glenn and Roger Cross as well as Frank Lampard working with the players.

Despite being a coach 'down' as it were, Glenn believes the close knit group of coaching staff is the way forward - and aims to prove so in the final third of the season.

"I am a manager who likes to coach, to have hands on the main coaching session of every morning - that is the way I work," he explains.

"I like to actually take the practice sessions myself, be in there working with the players, and that situation is fine."

And hard work is what it has been all about once more this week, as Glenn and the players have sought to right the wrongs of the defeat by Liverpool.

"We have worked hard; Monday was a recovery day, Tuesday saw us have a very good session based on the defensive side of our game, but the only downside was on Thursday when we had to train indoors because the overnight frost had got into the ground, and the pitches at Chadwell Heath were rock hard when I would have liked to have been able to go out and work on grass," he says.

"We weren't able to do that, but we were still able to do some good quality work in the session, before going back out on the grass on Friday."