Callum Davidson learned so much from the likes of Millwall manager Gary Rowett – but it’s the St Johnstone boss who is in his own managerial spotlight now.
The former Millwall coach has won Scottish Premiership Manager of the Month after a stellar March secured a top six spot for the Saints. Coupled with a League Cup trophy, it’s been a dream debut season as a manager for Davidson.
And he credits his staff and a few previous mentors for his success: “I’m very proud to win this award. This is my first season as a manager and recognition is always gratefully received. But it is a team effort so credit to my backroom staff and the players for their hard work and endeavour all season.
“There is also a great spirit throughout McDiarmid Park. We all work together, and that includes our supporters even though they can’t get into the stadium just now. But I know they are with us. I’ve been in coaching for seven or eight years and worked under some very good managers in Tommy Wright, Gordon Strachan and Gary Rowett.
“Every day is an education and I have always had that desire to learn something to try and improve myself. Working with such quality allowed me to make the step into management and that’s why I was delighted when the Chairman and the Board gave me the opportunity to come here last summer.
“St Johnstone Football Club has been a big part of my life and I try to give my best every day. Things are going well just now but we know never to take anything for granted. Our aim is to keep pushing on. We have plenty still to play for in this campaign and we want to keep reaching the high standards we try to set every week.”
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