Ridgeons Football League
Published 4th May 2012
....club Cambridge University Press.
The former Histon and Cambridge City boss has spent the last five years managing Hardwick in the Kershaw League and will remain at their helm for the last two games of their season before taking the reins with CUP.
Daniels takes over CUP after Nigel Dixon quit at the end of their campaign following eight years at the club.
He said: "It’s a privilege to pick up the reins from Nigel given the excellent progress the team has made in the time he has been in charge, always playing attractive football while climbing through the leagues.
"I’m standing on big shoulders because Nigel and Gareth Chapman (former Press assistant) have done a great job."
Following a playing career with Cambridge United and City, Daniels got into management as number two at Sudbury in 1992 aged 29 before his spells at Bridge Road and Milton Road.
But with an increased workload as director of Christians in Sport, he stepped down at City and managed Cambridgeshire under-18s before joining Hardwick in 2007. He said: "I wasn’t planning on going back into management, but it’s my home village and they were struggling.
"Hardwick is a fantastic club and it’s been a great time that I have thoroughly enjoyed.
"I’ve made great friends both at the club and in the Kershaw League and I’ll miss the club and want to wish them all the best and thank them for everything."
But Daniels said the offer of moving back into coaching at a higher level appealed to him once more.
He said: "I’ve got a lot of hunger back and Press have got such a great track record and they’re a good club with great facilities, it’s a very exciting possibility for me. I’m 50 now and going back into management at that level is quite energising."