Darrell Clarke: I have to embrace pressure at Walsall
Darrell Clarke says external pressure doesn’t compare to the burden he puts on himself as he battles to turn around Walsall’s dreadful form.
The Saddlers host non-league Darlington tomorrow desperate to end a run that has seen them lose their last six matches.
“Nobody will ever put me under more pressure than myself, nobody,” Clarke said. “It’s impossible because of the way I control my mindset.
“Pressure has got to be embraced and enjoyed otherwise don’t be a football manager.
“I’m in regular dialogue with the chairman, the board know what we’re trying to do here and that we’re working to turn it around.
“I’ve probably earned a bit more respect because I’m not a rookie manager, I’ve been there, seen it, done it.
“I’ve got four promotions on my CV in eight years as a manager. But you’re not telling me managers aren’t going to go through as spell like this, it happens. I’ve been through it and I want to get out of it as quickly as possible.”