MARCH: Jamie Weston officially unveiled as new Hares manager today
PUBLISHED: 17:38 09 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010
EXCLUSIVE By ADAM LAZZARI JAMIE WESTON has been appointed the new manager of March Town United today. He replaces Brett Whaley who resigned last month following two years at the helm. March chairman Phil White said: Jamie s a top man and I know how much
By ADAM LAZZARI
JAMIE WESTON has been appointed the new manager of March Town United today.
He replaces Brett Whaley who resigned last month following two years at the helm.
March chairman Phil White said: "Jamie's a top man and I know how much he wanted this job.
"He's got the respect of all the players and board at the club and we're confident he will do a good job.
"Jamie's over the moon and full of enthusiasm and ideas for the future."
Weston, 29, joined the Hares two years ago.
In his first season he managed the reserve team when they gained promotion to the Cambs Senior B Division and he was Whaley's assistant with the first team last season.
This is the first time he will be a first team manager
He had been hotly tipped to replace Whaley but his appointment will surprise some.
The vastly experienced Roy McManus, 56, who managed the Hares in the late 1990s and has had three spells as Wisbech manager, was interested in the job as was Steve Taylor who has managed Ely, Haverhill and Wisbech.
White said: "It's a credit to the club that guys like this are interested in being our manager.
"But Brett was a similar age to Jamie when he joined us and he's done a great job.
"We want to keep the relationship close between the first team and the reserves and Jamie has been a key part of that."
One of the reasons Whaley resigned is that he believed several players from the Peterborough area that he brought to the club would leave in the summer because of the financial restraints on March.
White said: "Jamie has spoken to all the Peterborough lads and the local guys and they are all going to be at pre-season training.
"He's looking to organise a friendly at Lincoln City in the next couple of weeks.
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