FC United of Manchester have announced the extension of current player-manager Tom Greaves’ contract until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Having taken hold of the reins towards the end of October last year, Greaves guided the Club through the tricky Christmas period of the season before the club confirmed their place in the Vanarama National League North earlier this month with a 1-0 home win against York City.

On the announcement, FC United CEO, Damian Chadwick said: “During the recruitment process back in November the main brief for all candidates was to keep the club in National League – Tom and his team have achieved that.

“We’ve also been in impressed with his attitude to playing the youngsters and more importantly how he galvanised the dressing room. It’s clear Tom has the leadership qualities needed to be a successful manager and I look forward to working with him and the team in the summer, shaping his own squad for the challenge next season.

“I’m sure all members will join me in congratulating Tom and his team and we can collectively look forward to next season with excitement. I would encourage all supporters to buy their season tickets early and show Tom and lads we’re right behind them!”

FC United board member, Nathan Ellis-Scott added:“ Tom Greaves and his coaches Tom Conroy and Jack Doyle took over at a particularly difficult time with the club in the relegation zone and having been knocked out of the FA Cup.

“To come in under those circumstances as a rookie coaching team and move us to league safety with two matches to go and retaining the Manchester Premier Cup is a real achievement. I can’t understate the importance of buying a season ticket which will allow Tom the budget to build a young exciting team which will kick on next season. We would ask you to sign up for next season as soon as possible and with your help Tom will be given the budget he needs.”

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