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Eccleshall Appoint From Within

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Hallmark Security League Division One club Eccleshall will have a new management team for the 2017/18 season, following Jamie Cullerton’s decision to stand down.

The club have taken the decision to appoint internally and will have joint-managers to take the club forward.

Paul Snape, who was first-team coach and assistant-manager to Cullerton last season together with Peter Griffiths, who was manager of the reserves, are taking over and are already planning for pre-season training and friendlies.

Club secretary Jim Tunney explained: “Jamie informed us last week of his decision to stand down as manager. Having been down the line of advertising, short-listing and recruiting twice last season, the club committee took the view that we should appoint internally this time.

“Paul and Peter have some previous experience at NWCL level and, although both have been with Eccleshall a relatively short time, now know the club set up and have gone about the job in the right way since joining us.

“Whilst we are still awaiting the outcome of the FA League Management decision as to where we will be playing next season, this hasn’t deterred them – both are relishing the opportunity to take the club forward and it will, hopefully, provide some managerial stability at Pershall Park – something which has been lacking in recent years”.

“Eccleshall Football Club would like to thank Jamie Cullerton for the work he has put in since he joined us in late October. He was faced with virtually a complete rebuild of the team he had on his arrival, to be competitive to the end of the season.

“Regrettably, the results we had did not always reflect the performances or the efforts of the players he brought in. We wish him well for the future”.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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