The Combined Counties Football League
Published 21st June 2012
Tucker has recently been coaching at Dulwich Hamlet, Croydon FC and scouting for the Charlton Athletic Academy.
Tucker said of his appointment: “I am pleased to have been given the responsibility for taking the club forward.
“Last season appears to have been something of an anomaly - I believe it is the first time in its history the club have been relegated for footballing reasons - and it has the infrastructure and facilities of a higher level team. I am therefore confident of a much more successful season on the pitch.
“I am also pleased to announce Michael Watson as my assistant and Ian Gannon as coach. I have known Michael for a number of years, having first worked with him at Dulwich Hamlet, and his knowledge of football is second to none. Ian is a UEFA qualified coach who has worked at a number of professional and semi-pro clubs. I expect to be able to announce further additions to the management team in the next few days.
“With no fixtures in place when I took the job, and a lot of teams already having their matches arranged, it's been fairly hectic getting a pre-season programme in place! However, I've been able to call on a few contacts from previous roles and the response has been first class from those looking to help out.
“We as a management team know the task is not going to be easy, but we are all determined to get the club back on the map again. When you think that a few years ago Banstead were in the Isthmian League the club's potential is clear and I would like to get the club moving in the right direction again.”