Nov 12 2008 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
SIMON LYNCH reckons Kenny Black is one of the best bosses in the business.
The Airdrie United striker this week heaped praise on his gaffer ahead of this Sunday’s ALBA Challenge Cup Final with Ross County.
And the 26-year-old - who signed for the Diamonds four months ago - believes Black has what it takes to operate at the top level.
He told the Advertiser: “I was very impressed with what he had to say about this club and the direction he wants to take it.
“So far I am very pleased with the decision I made to come here and I am really enjoying it.
“I have been lucky enough to work under some really great managers with high profiles like Martin O’Neill and Craig Brown.
“And I certainly think Kenny has all the attributes to coach at the highest level because he is extremely thorough in his preparation.
“I don’t think there will be another manager in the league who works harder than he does in the background.
“He has introduced sports science here and we also have the video analysis after every game.
“Kenny is very good when it comes to motivation and man-management and he has that likeability factor whereby you want to play and do well for him.
“If you add all those factors together, then I think Airdrie are very lucky to have him.”
Lynch has bagged five goals this term, his first coming in the Challenge Cup triumph at East Fife.
And the ex-Celtic youngster is desperate to get his hands on a cup winner’s medal this weekend.
He added: “The only silverware I have got is from my days at Celtic when we won a few reserve team titles.
“Apart from that, the closest I have come to a cup final was in 2006. I was with Dundee but we lost to Gretna in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
“Hopefully I can go that one step better this time around.”