Former Walsall defender Chris Westwood has today described former boss Richard Money as the best manager he ever played under whilst he was with the Saddlers.
Westwood was speaking to Hartlepool Official Site on the arrival of former Saddlers boss Richard Money taking over the north east side.
Westwood left Hartlepool in 2005 to sign for the Saddlers after playing over 250 appearances for Pool during a six year stint.
Westwood played sixty nine times for the Saddlers and was part of the side which won the League 2 title in 2007 and believed it was down to the way Money changed things when he came in.
“He was very knowledgeable about the game and, I’m not just saying this, he was probably one of the best coaches I’ve ever had.
“His sessions were always enjoyable. I don’t know if he still does this, but we’d always have half an hour where he’d say “right, it’s matchday” – and then everything was high tempo and we trained the way we played the games.”
“He just had this demeanour and this way about him that made you want to play for him and we went in to every game full of confidence.”
“He was just really good and that year at Walsall when he came in we went on to win the league above Pools so I have to say he’s right up there with the best I’ve ever played for.”
Former boss Richard Money starts his reign as Hartlepool boss this weekend as they face Leamington in the FA Trophy.