East Midlands Counties League club Holbrook Sports have announced the appointment of Mark Wilson as manager.
Wilson, who has had a distinguished non-League playing career with the likes of Mickleover Sports, Spalding United and Belper Town, actually agreed to take the managerial reins during the closing weeks of last season, but final details have been completed and the appointment can now be confirmed.
Chairman Paul Romney said: “The appointment of Mark is a major coup for a club like ours and this appointment sends out a statement of intent for the club moving forward.
“Mark brings with him a wealth of managerial experience and he is highly ambitious, passionate and professional. Since agreeing to take over Mark has had a positive effect around the club and has given everyone connected to the club a massive boost of confidence for the season ahead.
“Mark is working extremely hard and is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to provide stability and a competitive streak to the squad, already his work ethic and commitment to delivering success to the club has impressed us all.
“We have an exciting project which we hope to deliver within the next eighteen months or so and the appointment of Mark will strengthen our position going forward.
“Mark has a proven and successful non-League managerial career at a higher level and had numerous offers for this coming season from various clubs and we are delighted to have secured his services and that he has committed his future to Holbrook Sports, with the support of the committee and the club we are certain we will share much success in the future.”
Wilson added: “First I would like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to become their manager. Since shaking on the deal at the end of last season, it’s clear there are some very hard working and dedicated individuals behind the scenes which are a major pull.
“Since my time out the game I’ve had plenty of calls from clubs, but football is about timing. Paul Romney and the committee have a plan off the pitch and I’m going to deliver a plan on it. Obviously, the facilities need to be improved and that is now going to take place, in the meantime without football there is no club and I will use my experience and hard work to deliver the club a team to be proud of.
“I’ve run my due diligence on the current first-team and reserve squads, so I am fully aware where we need to be stronger. The club are very fortunate there is a very good management team in place for the reserves Daniel Troop is doing a great job with Dan Cooper and we get on well which will be a major factor going forward.
“There is a huge turnover of players at the club and from my point I can give them a professional platform to play, but in return, I want dedication and commitment. The hard work will start on July 1st and I’m very much looking forward to getting started”.
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