Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Mathias Up For The Challenge

Mathias Up For The Challenge

New Blackburn Rovers assistant manager Ray Mathias is looking forward to working with the club in the Premier League.

Mathias was appointed as Paul Ince's right hand man at the end of last week, joining forces with him once again, having worked as his number two at Milton Keynes Dons also as well as Macclesfield Town before that. It is another step up the League ladder for Mathias (as it was Ince) but he is looking forward to the challenge and feels he is more than up for it.

Mathias told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I have worked with international players before.

"But they were no different to the rest of the lads. All players need to be treated properly and looked after, regardless of whether they are internationals or not.

"Sometimes fans put footballers on a pedestal but they are normal people and want to be treated as normal people.

"If you can give players belief and encouragement you invariably get the best out of them
."

He might not have been the biggest name in football as a professional, but Incey certainly has faith in him as this is the third time he has asked him to work alongside him now, so much the same as Incey is concerned if he is good enough for John Williams and Mathias is good enough for Incey its good enough for me!!!

Mathias has great faith in his own ability, and although he concedes that he didn't expect the chance to work in the Premier League to come along he can do it.

He added: "The longer you go on, the more you start to think the opportunity to work at the top may have passed you by.

"I have always had confidence in my own ability but sometimes things just don't happen for you.

"However, I am here now and really looking forward to the challenge
."

Its time to get FULLY behind Paul Ince and Ray Mathias, if you are not already?

Meanwhile John Williams has revealed that the vastly experienced Archie Knox could be another to join the managerial set-up at Ewood.

61-year-old Knox is known to Incey from his time as a player at Manchester United and Knox's as part of the Old Trafford coaching set-up so his experience could prove priceless?

Williams told the Lancashire Telegraph: "He (Knox) is certainly someone who Paul is considering joining the coaching staff, but it is not a done deal by any means.


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Walker
Date:Monday June 30 2008
Time: 6:34PM

Comments

0
Whatever coaching team is put in place I have COMPLETE faith that it will be the right one. Incey knows Mathias well, and Knox has been about the game for long enough now to have more than enough quality and experience from which we can benefit.
Hughes Da Man
30/06/2008 18:36:00
0
I like the way this is going, I think we are getting the right level of hunger and experience. Mathias is a worthy addition.
MikeyGamst
01/07/2008 09:19:00
0
am not sure abouth this 1, massive gamble on mattias
kendog
02/07/2008 11:42:00
0
He'll be fine
FreidelNo.1
02/07/2008 14:02:00
0
Williams has faith in Incey, thats good enough for me, so if Incey then has faith in Mathias that is ALSO good enough for me!!!
Hughes Da Man
03/07/2008 10:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Mowbray Happy With 'Positive' & 'Productive' Talks

Mowbray was happy with discussions that took place with Venky's and feels he can finally move forward having met the people he's working for, who will allow him complete control?

Three Rovers Friendlies Confirmed

A trio of testers for Blackburn ahead of the 2017-18 League One season has seen pre-season friendlies against Barrow AFC, Morecambe and Grimsby announced.

Lowe's Emotional Rovers Goodbye

Jason Lowe debuted for Blackburn in an FA Cup tie with QPR in 2011 then made his Premier League debut a week later against Chelsea before he ending the 2010-11 season on loan at Oldham.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Blackburn bounce back?
Suggested By:
Yes, as League One champions54%
Yes, as runners up4%
Yes, via the play-offs4%
No38%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment