Blue Square Bet
Published 2nd May 2012
.....a two-year contract by the Blue Square Bet North club. The 40-year-old’s current deal was set to expire on Friday, but, after meeting with chairman Humphrey Dobie and the board of directors on Monday, Edmondson was awarded new terms.
Ex-Carlisle United defender Edmondson will put pen-to-paper when the document is typed up, and expects that to be completed before the weekend.
He said: “I am delighted that my hard work has been rewarded.
“This season has been incredibly tough, but we have stuck together and I am grateful to be given this chance.
“I always believed I was the man to take Workington forward, and I am proud to be the manager of this football club.
“It’s a privilege to lead this team and to be given another two years is testament to the hard work I have put in.
“But it’s not all about me. This team has given their all too. It’s been a slog but we will fight to make sure next season is an improvement.”
Edmondson will become Reds’ longest-serving manager if he sees out his contract, passing Tommy Cassidy and Joe Harvey.
He was appointed caretaker boss on September 7th 2007, following Cassidy’s resignation.
Thrown straight in at the deep end with a trip to rivals Barrow that night, he kept his head above water with a hard-fought 1-1 draw. In 2010, Edmondson guided Workington to the play-offs.
Reds also beat Rushden & Diamonds and AFC Wimbeldon in the FA Trophy before Stevenage ended the Wembley dream in the quarter finals through Stacy Long’s injury-time winner.
Many consider Reds’ stunning 3-2 win at Wimbledon as the greatest result in the past 30 years, with goals from Jonny Wright (two) and Shaun Vipond securing the most unlikely of victories.
Workington finished thirteenth this season, four points above the relegation zone.