Karl Robinson paid tribute to his first-team staff after the first week of the Dublin training camp drew to a close.
The Dons have been based near the Irish capital since last Friday afternoon and, apart from 24 hours of rest on Tuesday, the team have been pushed to the limit with three-a-day sessions, starting at 7am.
Whilst the players received praise this week from their manager for their work ethic and attitude, the Liverpudlian was also keen to mention his colleagues who have worked extremely hard since returning from their off-season break.
Speaking to mkdons.com, Robinson said: “When you accumulate the hours of the players and the staff’s, the latter would have probably put in treble the amount.
“It may not be as much of physical contribution but it’s certainly the mental side of it.They work long days and we’re sometimes talking 6 o’clock till 10 o’clock at night when we’re planning the next day’s training.
“Whether it be doing video presentations, goalkeeper coaching or medical treatment, there are so many components that help get this team to where we want to get to and the team’s performance is a by-product of the work the staff does.
He continued: “In the four years I’ve been manager, the work ethic and quality of the people who work behind the scenes is incredible.
“Also, if you went and calculated the level of qualifications of the staff at this Football Club can rival any other in the country. That shows you why I believe we constantly get the best out of our players.
“Often we go through the season and not enough people get praised for the amount and quality of work that they put in for the success of the team.”