Glentoran proprietor Ali Pour says that new supervisor Warren Feeney “must convey outcomes fairly rapidly” in his try to win over followers.
The appointment acquired a damaging response from some Glentoran followers on account of his ties to the Blues.
In consequence, Pour says that Feeney should hit the bottom working to get critics off his again.
“He is aware of there’s plenty of strain on him,” added Pour.
“He’s being scrutinised, each single transfer will get scrutinised, by the followers and everybody.
“He must convey outcomes and fairly rapidly as effectively. We’ve acquired some huge video games developing within the subsequent few weeks so he has to ensure the squad’s prepared, and he’s able to win.”
Pour backs ‘thick-skinned’ Feeney
British-Iranian businessman Pour, who bought Glentoran in July 2019, admits that he did have reservations about bringing in Feeney, who spent 18 months in control of their Massive Two rivals Linfield.
Nonetheless, He hopes that Feeney’s robust hyperlinks to the east Belfast aspect, coupled with good outcomes, will see followers heat to the brand new supervisor.
“There have been (considerations) to be sincere, however he additionally has deep hyperlinks to Glentoran – his father performed right here, his son performed right here, he went to highschool simply down the highway, he’s from right here so I assumed which may outweigh the Linfield hyperlinks,” he defined.
“I used to be most likely incorrect, naive of me to suppose that however that’s what we thought.”
Pour additionally conceded that regardless of Feeney’s historical past with the Blues, he didn’t foresee the backlash which adopted on social media after the announcement that the 42-year-old would take the reins on the Oval.
“I wasn’t anticipating it to be sincere, I used to be fairly stunned. I knew there could be a number of suspicions, however I wasn’t anticipating that a lot aggression to be sincere.”
He added: “However Warren is thick-skinned, he is aware of what he’s in for, hopefully he’ll show the followers incorrect with the outcomes he brings in. That’s all we are able to hope for actually.”
Oval improve nonetheless on maintain
The Glens proprietor mentioned that the membership is now in a “very robust place financially” with the revenue they’re producing, together with the European cash earned via successful the play-offs sufficient to maintain the membership with out Pour’s funding.
He added that the Glens should goal silverware within the upcoming marketing campaign, in each the league and in cup competitions as it’s “deserved” at this stage of the undertaking.
Pour additionally offered an replace on proposals to refurbish the Oval and set up a brand new 4G taking part in floor.
“It’s out of our palms, this authorities funding has to come back via at some stage, we want it desperately however we are going to make do with what we’ve got, the opposite golf equipment have the identical drawback.
“Now we have planning permission for it [4G pitch], we’re ready for it to come back via.
“It’s most likely too late for this season coming, however hopefully subsequent season will probably be able to go.”