John Dempster has been explaining how he sees his management style in his first senior role as the new boss of Mansfield Town – as a modern coach with old school values.
Dempster took on the role on Tuesday after David Flitcroft was sacked and said: “I expect high standards and if people aren’t hitting the standards I expect I will tell them.
“I love dealing with people, I love dealing with players, and I like to get the best out of people.
“I demand high standards and I expect a positive attitude. I expect people to attack the day with a positive mindset.
“You want people who bring something to the environment. You want characters.”
He continued: “I will give people respect and I expect the same back.
“I was brought up to treat people how you want to be treated. That will remain the case going forward.
“I guess I could be seen as a bit more of a modern day coach because I am still only 36 and I have done my qualifications over the last four or five years.
“But I believe in old school values with hard work, doing your best every day, wanting to be part of a successful team, putting the team first – these are all things I value dearly and I will expect the same from my players and staff.
“Hard work is the foundation for any football club in my view.”