St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson is grateful to chairman Steve Brown for backing him in the transfer market despite a run of poor results. The Saints have gone 11 games without a win and are just two points above the foot of the Scottish Premiership table. Davidson led the club to a cup double last season and has a close bond with Brown. Dan Cleary, Nadir Ciftci, John Mahon, Tony Gallacher, Cammy MacPherson, and Melker Hallberg have all joined the club this window.
“I know not all managers would still be here (given the run the team has been on). I and the chairman have honest conversations about where we are and what we think, and he’s been absolutely fantastic. Both of us have a passion for the club and want to succeed,” St Johnstone coach Callum Davidson said. “We lost our best players on the last day of the last transfer window but hopefully this turns out to be a much better window. There are a few players struggling with injury as well, so we need to make sure the squad is strong enough to cope with that.”
“The chairman is obviously supporting me and my staff and wants us to do well, so that’s good news. I think you can see with the players we’re trying to bring in that he is backing me. He believes we’re doing the right thing,” he added. “It’s important to have a strong relationship with your chairman otherwise I probably wouldn’t be sitting here speaking to you just now.”