Boss Funk happy to clock up the miles ahead of new season

Scarborough Athletic manager Rudy Funk
Scarborough Athletic manager Rudy Funk

Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk is clocking up the miles as he looks to assemble a squad capable of challenging for promotion from the Evo Stik Premier North next season.

Many managers will be using the modern technology available to them to get in touch with current players and potential new signings, but Funk prefers the traditional face-to-face approach.

And while this is more time consuming, Funk is more than happy to be putting the time and effort in to make sure he gets things right heading into the 2014/15 campaign.

“I’m a continental, I prefer the face-to-face approach,” said Romanian boss Funk.

“I don’t like to use texts, phone calls, Tweets or Facebook, 99 per cent of the time I will speak to players face-to-face.

“On the odd rare occasion when it isn’t possible to meet up with a player, I’ll phone them, but I certainly prefer the personal approach.

“It means these things take a little longer as you can only meet up with so many people in so much time.

“These lads all work as well, so I can only speak to them when time dictates.”

The Boro boss has no problem with the travelling though as he feels honoured to be in charge of the club.

He added: “It’s part of the job for me, time and distance don’t really matter to me, I’m just honoured to be manager of this football club.
“I have the same commitment as the day I first walked into the club.

“We have created a feel-good factor at the club now, there’s a really good atmosphere and everyone gets on like a house on fire.”