Boston United manager Dennis Greene has been awarded a new two-year contract by the Vanarama National League North club.
The 51-year-old, who has guided the Pilgrims to sixth, third and fifth in his three full seasons as United manager, has overseen a second successive play-off campaign following another year packed full of excitement and goals.
United have won thirty-nine and drawn twelve of their sixty-three home matches during the course of the last three seasons and Greene is currently finalising his retained list as the Pilgrims plot another tilt at promotion in 2016/17.
Speaking after confirming Greene’s contract extension, United chairman David Newton said: “It has been another exciting season and once we had a fully-fit squad, we went on a great run to secure a second successive play-off position.
“Everybody is obviously disappointed with the outcome in the play-offs, particularly after giving ourselves a great chance following the first leg, but our attentions are already on going one better next season.
“Dennis has done a great job on a limited budget, so he has been rewarded with a two-year extension to his contract. He is therefore looking forward to developing the squad over the summer months and ultimately being the first manager to lead the team out at the new Jakemans Community Stadium.
“We want to give Dennis the best possible opportunity budget-wise, so we have reluctantly increased ticket prices slightly, which in turn will allow us to increase the playing budget next season.
“Prices have not increased during our nine years at the club, so I hope that fans will understand that costs have increased significantly over that time and there is a need to try to get extra money into the playing budget. We also still need to encourage younger fans into the club, so there has been no increase for under-16s.”
Greene added: “I am delighted to extend my time as Boston United manager and I am doubly determined to have another shot at promotion following two really disappointing play-off exits in the last 12 months.
“We will assemble the best squad possible and give everything in what will arguably be the toughest-ever National League North next season.”