Fiercely ambitious Jamie Milligan could not contain his delight after finally landing the Bamber Bridge manager’s job this week.
The 39-year-old was installed at the Sir Tom Finney on Tuesday night following the resignation of previous incumbent Joey Collins last week.
It is a role that Milligan has coveted after enjoying a successful stint as a player at the club towards the end of what has been a fine playing career.
“I went for the job before when Reno (Neil Reynolds) left but unfortunately that time it didn’t work out for me,” Milligan said.
“When it came up again, I couldn’t really turn it down.
“It’s a great opportunity. It’s a club I know well.”