O’Neill is Greene’s blueprint! New Boston United boss looks up to former gaffer Martin

Dennis Greene.
Dennis Greene.

New Boston United boss Dennis Greene says he draws inspiration from his former manager Martin O’Neill.

Greene was part of the Wycombe Wanderers side which won back-to-back promotions from the Conference and old Division Three - with an FA Trophy thrown in for good measure - under the the current Sunderland boss.

And he believes former Celtic and Aston Villa managerO’Neill’s style has rubbed off on him.

“I played under him in the latter part of my career,” said Greene, who played for the likes of Dagenham and Redbridge and Bishop’s Stortford.

“I used to watch games with him, learn from him and pick his brains all the time.

“I try do do things like he does, I learned a lot from Martin.”

Greene - who joins until the end of the season, at least - has already emulated his old gaffer by winning two straight titles, the UCL Premier and Division One Central with St Neots.

After exiting the Saints he moved to Histon, before leaving due to financial issues.

O’Neill has a reputation as a great motivator, another thing Greene hopes he can do at York Street after replacing Graham Drury on Monday.

He added: “I like to plan for matches, but I also like to get inside a player’s head.

“I want to keep the players motivated at all times.

“The aim is to keep Boston up this season. Hopefully, then we can go for promotion .”