Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has said today that reaching a century of games as First Team Manager is a 'massive achievement' in his career. As reported earlier this week, barring disaster the Glovers boss will take charge of his 100th match at Prenton Park, as the Glovers face Tranmere Rovers in a League One match on Saturday.
Speaking in the lead-up to that game, Skiverton spoke to BBC Somerset and joked that the stresses of the job that he took over in February 2009 was taking its toll on him:
"Look at the state of me - when I first came into this job, I was a young whippersnapper - just as long as my nose doesn't start going too red and the bags (under my eyes) start showing too much!"
Skiverton added that he looked back to his days as a young player, he had been told that players who only played a handful of matches in the Football League could not regard themselves as having made it in the game until they had passed through a century of first team appearances. He said he would see passing the same milestone as a manager in much the same way:
"It's a massive achievement for me. When I was a young player, they always said that if you can get 100 League games as a footballer then you can class yourself as a footballer. And as long as I don't get the sack between now and Saturday, it will be an achievement to say that I am a 'proper' manager!"
Link: Skiverton Heads For Double Milestone.
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