Football managers can be complex beasts at times.
Many are insecure. Most keep their cards close to their chest. And some are even confrontational and combative in front of the media. It can often be a battle dealing with these characters day in, day out.
That is why Ray McKinnon is such a breath of fresh air at Dundee United.
Open, approachable, confident, but not overly so, relaxed and intelligent — McKinnon epitomises everything you’d want in a gaffer.
In many ways, the Tangerines should think themselves lucky to have him at the helm. Although, in football it is impossible to judge until the ball comes out, of course.
He’ll be judged on results but, looking at it so far, the future could be bright at United.