Blue Square Bet
Published 25th June 2012
The assistant has stepped up to replace David Livermore in the hot-seat after the Stutes announced the player-manager had taken up a coaching role at his former club Millwall last Friday.
Page has nothing but admiration for the work done by Livermore in difficult circumstances during two seasons at the Glassworld Stadium.
And he would love to keep captain Daniel Sparkes, Remy Clerima – both of whom have rejected re-engagements – Jorg Stadelmann and Grant Roberts at Histon as he bids to maintain the progress made under Livermore.
"I need to sit down with the board to work out the finance things as I’ve got some people I’d like to bring in on the coaching side of things," said Page, who will get the squad together for the start of pre-season tomorrow.
"Daniel Sparkes and Remy Clerima will be back at training as normal and I’ll sit down with them. I want them at the football club next year.
"We have to make sure we’re doing the right thing for the football club.
"We won’t break the bank, but if I can make it work for the squad, the player and the club then hopefully they’ll be here next season.
"We’ve invited Grant back in and we’ll sit down with him to discuss the best way forward for
keeping him at the football club, and I’ve been in contact with Jorg on a regular basis, but his situation is a bit different as he’s got a family to think of.
"Over the next week or so I’ll be sitting down with him and seeing what we can potentially offer him.
"Keeping the squad together and progressing is what I want to do."
Page enjoyed working with Livermore and expects him to have a good coaching career.
"Ever since David’s been at the football club we’ve become close at work and away from work," said Page.
"I class him as a good friend now, so it’s a shame to see him leave, but I’m sure he’ll prove this was the right move for him to make."