Leiston have announced that Stuart Boardley and assistant David Head, both ex-players at Victory Road, are the new management team at Victory Road.
For Boardley, it’s a first move into full-time management, although he did assist Richard Wilkins at Leiston three years ago.
“I’m obviously delighted, ” Boardley said. “When I spoke to the Chairman Andy Crisp last week, it was a bit tentative to be honest. I didn’t know if they were looking for someone with 10 years management experience, in which case I wasn’t their man.
“But it became clear very quickly they wanted someone to continue what Glen (Driver) had started at the club with the youth set-up, as he has brought young players into the club. The first team are currently fifth in the table.
“I believe Leiston have the most talented squad in Suffolk. They perhaps haven’t been as consistent as they would have liked, but I’ll be making no wholesale changes, that’s for sure.”