Ex-Sunderland loanee provides glowing reference on Tony Mowbray after West Brom stint
Ex-Sunderland loanee Darren Carter has provided a glowing reference of current head coach Tony Mowbray.
Carter is Birmingham City Women manager and has been set the task of taking the club back into the Women's Super League.
"Tony was of the new breed of managers when he came in,” Carter said about his time with Mowbray. “He was the first manager who wanted to know about you, about how you were and he cared, not just as a player but with what was going on off the pitch.
"He was a great guy, in his first sessions you could see it was clear how he wanted to play. He didn't overcomplicate things, everything was with the ball, we did refreshing drills, and he built me up as a player.
"He wanted me to get on the ball and he was the first manager who showed any kind of empathy and that endeared him to the players. You have to be that way now, things have changed and you need a balance really to get to know your players.
"When some of my other managers, Bryan Robson and Steve Bruce were managing, there were things they didn't have to deal with, such as social media, so you have to have a lot of people skills and man management is key, and there are things I have taken into my management from Tony."