McInnes: Working for good people is the secret to longevity

Derek McInnes has revealed that “working for good people” is the secret to longevity as he approaches his 700th competitive match as a manager.

Speaking to press ahead of this weekend’s milestone, the 52-year-old said: “I’m actually quite proud of that longevity. I think it’s important for any manager – whether you’re starting out or it’s your 700th game – that you really want to do it. The fire is still lit: I’ve got to 700 games and I still feel relatively young with a lot more to give. Here’s to many more.

“I think working with good people is an important thing. We all work for clubs, but you actually work for the people within the club. I think, in the majority of cases, anytime a manager is successful is because the people above them have a connection and there’s synergy. You want to work for good people, and that is the case.

“Working with enthusiasm and aiming to improve is important for any manager. Some days are more difficult than others, and some periods are more difficult than others, so you’ve got to remind yourself that you really want to do the job.”

You can listen to the full press conference – HERE.