Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has opened up on the pressure he faced as the Dons went ten games without a win – losing five in a row – and confessed he was “tested” as Aberdeen fans called for his head.
The Pittodrie side are now unbeaten in their last three, including wins over Hearts and Hibs and a draw with Rangers, as they prepare to face Motherwell tomorrow in the Granite City.
Glass confessed the start of the season tested his belief in how he sets his team up, insisting he is still learning as a manager, but is adamant it wasn’t just blind faith that saw him stick to his guns before finally seeing things starting to change for the Dons.
“Definitely tested,” the Aberdeen boss said. “I think the first part of that is your tested in your belief in what you’re doing. I think you’re tested in how you can manage a group of players that are not getting what they deserve at a given moment.
“I read a top manager saying, ‘managing is very easy when you’re winning, managing difficult situations is what makes a manager.’
“I’m still very much learning. I’m still young. I’m new in this role at this club but I think we’re doing alright as a staff, with the help of the staff and everyone around the place that we’ve got.
“The biggest, most important thing for me is we’ve got a great group of players and I think you can see any time there’s a lack of belief in a group of players it shows on a football pitch.
“I think you can see there’s a group of players that believe in the staff here.
“In terms of sticking to our principles, we’ve done that. It wasn’t blindly done either.”
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