Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Cutler 'Delighted' to Extend His Saddlers Stay

First-team coach Neil Cutler spoke of his delight as he penned a new two-year deal, which will see him remain part of the Saddlers' backroom team until at least the summer of 2019.
Walsall coach Neil Cutler, who recently penned a new contract which will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2019, has spoken to journalists and welcomed his now extended term.

Neil, who was speaking via Saddlers.co.uk, said; "I’m delighted - my contract was running out at the end of this season so I’m delighted to put that one to bed and to be able to carry on with what we’ve been doing. Things have been moving along really nicely with the young players coming through - helping them to progress - and the progression of the keepers has been really good, too.

"I think the role of a goalkeeping coach is developing now. You can’t just be a goalkeeping coach, you have to be a first-team coach - someone who looks at how we set up, how the opposition sets up, into set pieces.

"You can’t just pigeon-hole yourself as a goalkeeping coach and you’ve got to have more about you than that. That’s what I’m trying to encompass now, based around the philosophy and how we do things at the club. I think I’ve improved massively in my time at the club and that has been down to the manager as well, who must take some praise in that because he’s been magnificent with me.

"What he did when he was a sports scientist, I’ve learned so much about the biomechanics of goalkeeping. That detail has definitely helped me push forward (but also) how I am as a person - he’s big on that. He’s helped me with my personality - how I deal with things day-to-day and my confidence. He can take massive pride in that and that’s another reason why I want to stay at this football club."

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