Leatherhead manager Nikki Bull is delighted that Martin McCarthy has agreed a deal to stay on next season in his role as assistant manager and both are looking forward to the new season.

Although the season has just finished, they are working hard in the close-season to continue the success of last season. They are currently speaking to the current squad and other options with the aim of building a squad of players who want to work hard to move the club forward. They expect in the coming weeks to announce that numerous members of last season’s squad will be staying, as well as making new additions.

Players identified will continue the club’s philosophy of getting in players who have a desire to work hard within a dynamic team framework which is geared towards positive results on the pitch.

Chairman Richard Brady said: “We did everything we could to ensure Macca stayed with us next season. I look forward to working with him again over the coming season.”

Nikki Bull commented: “It’s great that Macca will be continuing in assisting me next season. I now need to work hard to assemble a competitive squad for next season.”

Martin McCarthy said: “This club means a lot to me and I’m delighted to be staying on next season. The fans have been fantastic with me since day one and I can’t thank them enough. I am looking forward to working with players who fit our model here at Leatherhead and the hard work starts now.”

Bull is also pleased to confirm that Michael Quinn will continue in his role as Head of Medical: “Mick contributed massively to our success last season. His extensive expertise and experience enabled us to keep players fit and on the pitch. Mick gave up considerable time last season treating our players in his own private clinic without charging for the club for this service. Mick’s skills are as important as any player that goes out on to the pitch for us and we are lucky to have him.”

Mark Allen will also continue in his role as Kit Man: “It’s great to have Mark with us; first and foremost he is a fan and that passion and enthusiasm for the club rubs off on everyone. His dedication and commitment last season was remarkable and we are so grateful to have him at the club.”

Completing the backroom team is Martin O’Connell (Biz), who has also agreed to return this season in his role as Matchday Support.

“Biz is a greatly valued member of the team who assists and helps with so many things on a match day that it’s hard to give him an actual job title. Another person who without his help, support and knowledge, the club cannot function.”

Source: www.leatherheadfc.com

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