Interview with Lennie Lawrence: Coaching a Club Through Financial Disaster
Updated: Jan 21, 2019
We are joined Newport County consultant and long-time football coach Lennie Lawrence.
For those younger listeners like myself, Lennie has managed more than a thousand games and assistant managed hundreds more in his four decades of football. He's most famous for managing at Charlton in the 80s which is where he made his name.
We'll discuss his time as a Charlton manager as the club was in financial disarray then as it is now. This is one of the chief reasons I wanted to speak to Lennie. I wanted to see how a coach manages a team that has off the field problems hovering over it.
Lennie will also discuss why Roy Hodgson is still successful, his advice to young coaches and why he believes they need to change the role of the 4th official.
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3:35 His philosophy on retirement
9:35 Roy Hodgson
17:32 Financial Turmoil at Charlton
28:23 Taking Risks
34:52 Advice to young coaches
43:55 The role of the fourth official