Nuneaton Town have announced that manager Dino Maamria has left the Vanarama National League North club to take the vacant role at SkyBet League Two side Stevenage.
Maamria, who joined Boro back in October, has helped Nuneaton move up from the bottom two in the National League North up to thirteenth place, thanks largely to a nine-game unbeaten run that saw Maamria pick up the manager of the month award for February.
That run has now seen Maamria earn a move back into the Football League at Stevenage – a club he knows well having been a player, coach and assistant-manager there earlier in his career.
Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace said: “Obviously Dino is well known to us having worked here as a number two for several years.
“He applied for the job two years ago, but I didn’t think he was ready and I had Glenn Roeder supporting Darren.
“Now I think he is – he’s had good experiences since I last met him, and I’ve always loved his passion for the club, our fans and winning football matches.
“The Nuneaton chairman was outstanding in the way he handled our interest as I know he was desperately sad to see Dino leave.
“We had a lot of applications for the job, but we needed to bring Dino back home. He’ll be in charge for the home game against Colchester on Saturday and I hope our fans will turn out in force to welcome him back”.