Hares chairman resigns

PUBLISHED: 11:35 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:27 02 June 2010

MARCH Town United Football Club s chairman Gary Wesley has stepped down but Brett Whaley will remain as manager next season. Whaley expects the Ridgeons First Division club s board to announce a new chairman by the end of next week. He said: Gary made th

MARCH Town United Football Club's chairman Gary Wesley has stepped down but Brett Whaley will remain as manager next season.

Whaley expects the Ridgeons First Division club's board to announce a new chairman by the end of next week.

He said: "Gary made the decision to step down about a month ago. I think he just decided that he needs a rest. A position like that always has a shelf life and Gary decided it was the right time to move on and allow someone else to come in with fresh ideas for the club."

He added: "Pre-season starts in six weeks so myself and the players need the situation to be resolved as soon as possible. I need to know what sort of budget I will have to bring players in and what will be expected of me."

Whaley's first priority is to keep his squad together.

Strikers Deni Escorcio, who was courted by Cambridge United and Histon in October, Ashley Brand, who has been the Hares leading scorer for the past four seasons, and midfielder and captain Luke Pepper, are all likely to attract the attentions of several clubs during the summer.

Whaley said: "The players want to play for a club that's moving forward. We improved our league position this year, finishing 15th after coming bottom the previous season and I'm aiming for us to become a top 10 club next season. If we can bring in a chairman who can match these ambitions I believe I will be able to keep the squad together and attract other players.

"Every club will be out fighting for players over the next few weeks so we need to make sure everything is place quickly so we don't miss out.


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