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Southend United's Steve Kavanagh: My dream to take Blues forward
SOUTHEND United’s new chief executive Steve Kavanagh has his sights set on re-establishing a positive vibe at Roots Hall — both on and off the pitch.
The 43-year-old is fully aware of fans’ current frustrations and the size of the task facing him in his new role.
But he remains determined to deliver and finally help Blues fulfil their potential.
“Everything I’ve seen here, I’ve seen before during my 10 years in football,” said Kavanagh, who was with Charlton Athletic up until August.
“From managing tight cashflows, to queues in the ticket office, to an issue in the bar where the TV doesn’t work.
“It doesn’t matter what it is, I’ve seen it and I’m not phased by anything here.
“I spent 10 years at Charlton so I have no worries about that side of things here.
“I’m excited and pleased to be back in football because that’s my main passion and I’m happy to be at Southend.
“We now want to create positivity around the club and I know there are barriers that need to be knocked down for that to happen.
“Certain things need to fall in to place and it won’t happen overnight, but we are getting closer and closer to the new stadium and that’s the real launchpad for this football club.”
FULL TWO PAGE INTERVIEW IN FRIDAY'S ECHO