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Whyteleafe Appoint New Joint Bosses

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Bostik League South club Whyteleafe have announced the appointment of John Scarborough and Paul Dale as joint-managers.

Scarborough is already well-known to `Leafe fans as a highly reliable central defender in the team and has been managing Whyteleafe since the shock departure of Leigh Dynan in October.

The experienced Scarborough began his career at Gravesend & Northfleet before spending three years at Eastbourne Borough whilst he was at university, when he also captained the British Universities team.

After a spell at Dover Athletic, he joined Sutton United in 2004, making almost 200 appearances for the U’s in four years.

He then moved on to Hampton, Bromley, Lewes, Maidenhead United, Margate and Faversham Town before settling at Whyteleafe in 2016.

Scarborough, 38, is an education consultant for the Millwall Community Trust.

He will be joined in managing the team by Paul Dale, a former first-team coach and assistant-manager at Tooting & Mitcham United and part of the successful team that won the London Senior Cup in 2016 and the Bostik South title last season.

Paul Dale (Sam Conquest)

Dale holds a UEFA A Licence and is head coach for the British Army under-23 team.

Club chairman Mark Coote told his club`s official website: “John has done a magnificent job in managing the team in what has been a very difficult and challenging time for the club and he deserves the opportunity to take on that role permanently.

“That Paul has also agreed to join the club as joint-manager is a real coup for the club and underlines our commitment and ambition.”

The duo’s first official game in charge will be tomorrow’s fixture away to Ramsgate.

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