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Further Press Release

Monday 09 June 2003 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to First Team, Club News | One comment | Used tags: , ,

The full length press-release about Chris Boothe's appointment has been circulated by the club, and makes for some interesting reading.

New Manager

Steve Cordery received a better personal deal and the promise of a big budget to manage his local team and we understand his reasons for resigning and do not criticise him. However, the Directors were totally unprepared for this. We had only just agreed with Steve which players would have their contracts renewed, which would be invited to continue on a non-contract basis and the possible targets to add to the squad. We were expecting a period of stability with a Manager who would continue our policy of developing young players.

In these circumstances we decided that we did not want a Manager from the usual merry-go-round of change at the end of each season, most of whom have not produced any lasting success and who would want to bring with them their favourite players from their last team.

It was fairly easy, therefore, to produce a short list of two. One who had performed an impressive rescue act last season on a small budget and the other a new, would-be manager.

We are delighted that Chris Boothe has accepted the job. Having checked around it was confirmed that he is widely respected by fellow players and has the enthusiasm and the determination to succeed, on his own terms. He has the added advantage of having a good knowledge of our First Team and Reserve Team squads.

Chris believes that new people should be given a chance to break into management and in this case, given his personal qualities, we agree.

He is willing to continue the policy of developing young players and with his current contacts should not have difficulty in attracting the senior players necessary to augment and to support this policy. He will appoint an assistant, probably a player-assistant, very shortly.


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