Thursday, 6 February 2014


Hartley looks forward to the challenge ahead.
Paul Hartley has admitted that it's a new challenge that he faces at Dens and that he has put himself under pressure to get Dundee promoted.

Speaking at the press conference to unveil his appointment, he said to The Courier:

"I see it as a challenge. I’m quite fortunate to have been in the same league as Dundee this season, so I know they’ve got a good group of players — and they’re in a great position.

“But it’s going to be a lot of hard work — the players have taken a lot of criticism over the past few months. Hopefully we can give them that confidence and belief. They’ve got a great opportunity to win the league.”
"The expectation is to win the league. That’s why I’m here. I felt it was the right opportunity. I feel I can do well here. And, of course, you want to get back in. There are a lot of good managers out of work."
“Dundee identified me as the man they wanted. When you are out of the game, it’s harder to get back in."
Speaking about the potential that Dundee FC has he said:
 "It’s a great opportunity at a good club. Talking about the potential, the fans are already there. We just need to play in a 
certain way that will excite them."

Paul was keen to add that he wants to see the team play an attractive brand of football.
"I want to build an attacking team who play positive football, get the fans excited by a team who will entertain."
Paul donned his training kit and was present at Dundee's training session on Thursday, in which he introduced himself to the players and allow assistant Ray Farningham to take training.
Paul has also admitted that he is looking to bring in his own fitness coach and revolutionise the way preparation is done pre matches at Dundee.

His first game in charge comes this weekend in the re-arranged game against third placed Hamilton Accies. 

Photo (c) 

No comments:

Post a Comment