Manager Gerard Lyttle is this afternoon delighted to announce the appointment of George McMullan to the Club's backroom team. The former Reds skipper, who brought the curtain down on his distinguished playing career at the end of last season, will add some welcome input and expertise to the Club's first-team coaching staff. "Recent performances haven't been good enough and there isn't a day that goes by where we don't examine how we can improve on and off the field," explains Lyttle. "We're always striving to be better in every aspect of what we do, both in terms of the playing side of things and what we do as coaches, which is why I'm very pleased to bring George on board. "His passion for Cliftonville is well known but, above all else, he's a winner, plain and simple. We saw that throughout his career with the amount of trophies he helped bring to Solitude and he never lost that hunger. That's the sort of attitude we want from top to bottom of this Football Club and I'm sure his determination and drive will be infectious when he's working with the players. "As well as that, though, he was a fantastic footballer and he won't have lost that so I'm sure he's looking forward to passing on a few hints and tips as well as providing guidance to the younger ones in our dressing room. "Everybody has been frustrated and disappointed with performances and results of late but nevermind going into the reasons behind them, the fact of the matter is we have plenty of important matches left this season and I believe we're capable of overcoming those problems. "Having someone like George - with his combination of passion, ability and knowledge - on the coaching staff will be great in helping us achieve our targets."
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
George McMullan has joined the first-team coaching staff