Have to say my respect for him has gone up even further after listening to him in this and his prematch interview on tv.
He repeatedly mentions how much he owes the club for how they have treated him and his family and how much he loves working at the club. It’s seems to me that he is fully invested with us.
He also reiterated when asked that the full time job hadn’t even entered his head as he had been too busy getting on with work, and there had been no talk with Nelms other than to answer his call to take the team this week.
To be fair the interviews with him and Gowser have probably been the most open and honest/best listens all season. Gowser sat and talked for about 15 minutes about our season, he would only give Ralph pass marks, he didn’t agree with McIntyre, he feels the way forward is (like many of us) stability and less turnover of players. You could see how much it actually meant to him. He also said when asked that Mcpake could take the club forward as he knows the place inside out and has the respect of all the players.
Another interesting point Mcpake made was he along with McCann asked the sfa at the start of the season to allow us to play 2 15 year olds in the cup matches. He really does value the young lads and says there has been 4 training this week and should be involved at the weekend.
Overall it makes me feel a bit brighter going forward knowing we have someone who genuinely cares and gives his all for the club involved, wether that be as under 18 coach or whatever else