Crawley Town's new head coach Gabriele Cioffi has confidence in his '˜healthy' squad

New Crawley Town head coach Gabriele Cioffi believes Reds have the potential to succeed.

Thursday, 13th September 2018, 5:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th September 2018, 5:38 pm
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In his first week since being appointed, he has been impressed with what he has seen at training.

Speaking to the Crawley Observer he said: “I like the players we have, it’s a good group, a good squad, we are missing two important players, Jimmy Smith and Romain Vincelot (both injured).

“It is a healthy group. I am really happy about each one of them. It is a good base to grow, so I’m really confident.

“Now it is a new book. I’m sure our results every week can be good because of what we did before the game, the preparation.

“I have a long-term view that Crawley can be a tough team to beat.

“We have the potential to do well. In football the potential can blossom or not; it depends how hard you work, how much you trust.”

Former Birmingham City coach Cioffi has a playing philosophy based on determination, good football and being effective.

He said: “Every coach likes the beautiful football. We have to be effective as well; try to play the better football as we can. Passionate, hard-working, never giving up.

“Having worked with them for just three days, I believe the players have these qualities and they are well suited for what I am looking for.”