Mold Alexandra travel to Gresford Athletic during the festive period, joint managers Neil Wynne and Michael Cunningham talk on how they work as a managerial duo and the season ahead.
In football, there are some cases of having a joint management team and at Mold Alexandra, they have two managers in the form of Neil Wynne and Michael Cunningham.
“To be fair, it works really well between ourselves, we have similar views on how the game should be played, with the type of players we favour. I believe Mike is the better coach so he tends to do more of the training whilst I do the organising.
When we came to the club most of the first team before us has left so we had to bring in a lot of players to improve the squad, very qickly. We were lucky to get off to a good start with a draw at home to Guilsfield, we then added 6 players which helped us enormously. The lad have been superb and have really bought into our ideas and vision for our club.”
A moment that stands out is the 10-2 defeat to leaders Prestatyn but the club have regrouped from that
“We hold our hands up as managers for the Prestatyn game that we set the team up wrong and we have learnt a lot from that game. That said the players didn’t perform either and we did speak to them about this and we have improved greatly as a squad because of this result.” NW
Mold Alexandra met Gresford Athletic before in which they were the victors but Neil Wynne believes the squad is full of confidence and that the result is hard to decipher due to the changes in the team.
I think the lads should take great confidence into the game against Gresford, after we won back to back games for the first time in the league. The team is much changed from our win against Gresford.
I am expecting a very tough game against a team who have been performing very well under Steve, I think we are both similar in terms of work rate and togetherness.
As the new year approaches, managers set out their targets for the new year, the managerial duo at Mold Alex want a local team the town can be proud of.
“Our ambition is still the same as when we came to the club and that is to keep the club in the Cymru Alliance for next season and start building for the next season. If we can better that then it’s a bonus, for next season we want to build a squad that the town of Mold can be proud of, the town itself has a lot of good local talent in it.
Asked if anyone misses the game against Gresford, only two miss out.
“For the Gresford game, Danny Barlow is missing the game due to being away whilst Gary McConnell is suspended, other than that we should have a full squad.”