Clarke Is Impressed By Scottish Game

Written by on January 17, 2018

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke insists Scottish football is in a far better state than many observers think.

Former West Brom and Reading boss Clarke, who took over at Killie in October, was named Premiership manager of the month for December.

And he has been encouraged by what he has seen for far.

“Scottish football is on a little upward curve at the moment and it’s up to everybody involved in the game to continue that,” Clarke said.

“Scottish football is quite good at knocking itself. There is a lot of good things in Scottish football that people don’t talk about. There is a great honesty to the game up here. There is a lot of hard work that goes in and there is no shortage of talent either.

“There are plenty of good managers up here and plenty of good players.

“There is a decent standard, good level, very competitive matches and I’ve enjoyed it since I’ve been here. Obviously I’ve enjoyed it more because the players here at Kilmarnock have responded well to the methods that I’ve brought in, they’ve responded well to the little challenges we’ve set them. ”

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