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12 July 2016

Albion's first-team coach spoke about his relationship with his fellow coaches.

New Brighton & Hove Albion first-team coach Paul Nevin feels there is a good group dynamic among the coaching staff heading into the new season.
Nevin praised the working styles of Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and Ben Roberts on the club’s recent pre-season training camp in Tenerife, and says they all strive for the highest-possible standards.
He told Seagulls Player HD, “What you respect in a leader or a manager, is clarity.
“He’s very clear and very meticulous in what he wants and how he delivers things. He gives people their roles, but then ensures they are accountable for what they do.
“As a professional in any walk of life, that’s what you want. You want to be given that responsibility and ensure the clear outcomes are there.
“People respond well to that and the honesty which comes on his feedback from both players and staff is why he gets the best out of the people around him.
“Colin adds a nice little bit of humour, but also a great amount of knowledge, with his experience at international and club level.
“All of us are challenging performance and that goes for Ben Roberts too, who’s a key and integral part of the first-team staff, with immense knowledge.
“We are all demanding of each other and that’s what high-performance environments are about. The capacity to trust each other, but if standards aren’t kept, whether it’s staff or players, we need to challenge it.”


Nevin assessed the quality in the Championship ahead of the upcoming season, and is confident that the squad won’t suffer a hangover from narrowly missing out on promotion in the last campaign.
“They’re professionals; they know how well they did last season, but that’s gone now. We didn’t get what we wanted to get, but we did well.
“Now it’s a new season, there are fresh challenges and it’s all about getting to the next step in every aspect we do.
“Nobody is under any illusions that it’s going to be tough and we’re going to have to work even harder to get the same results and hopefully do better than last season.
“If you look at the whole of the Championship, there are lots of former Premier League clubs and there’s a massive game every week. The whole of the fixtures programme is going to be a massive challenge and no-one is going to be underestimated in this league.”

Watch the full interview on Seagulls Player HD

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