Business as usual poolside for Stags boss Murray

Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray.'Picture by Dan Westwell
Mansfield Town Manager Adam Murray.'Picture by Dan Westwell

Adam Murray is going to take a family holiday before the players return for pre-season training – but it will still be business as usual poolside for the Mansfield Town manager.

While many are reading paperbacks or topping up their tans, Murray will be working from his laptop as he tries to complete his squad and pre-season schedule.

“I will be working on tactics with the kids,” he smiled. “I’ve got enough kids to have 11-a-side!

“I go away next week which is more of a break for the family really. They go through the mire with me and they don’t see me for nine or 10 months.

“But every chance I get I will be on the laptop. I’ve learned it’s not me to wind down.”

Murray can’t wait for the big kick-off to come around.

“Even though we still have a lot of work to do this summer I am ready to go already,” he said. “I made the bold decision to try to get fit myself which is hurting me a lot.

“I’ve just stepped off the treadmill now and it’s not nice. But I don’t want to wind down. I like working. I am someone that has to work. I am not a rester.

“I am 34 years old with a lot of energy, so why not use it?”