Salford City have announced that joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley have signed new two-year contract and revealed that the club will change to a full-time professional status next season.

The duo were appointed by the Ammies in January 2015, following a successful stint in charge of Ramsbottom United.

Their time at Moor Lane has been a great success, as they led the club to two consecutive promotions and to a historic run into the Second Round of last season’s FA Cup.

Last season’s promotion from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League meant that the Ammies are currently plying their trade at the highest level in their history.

Since promotion have adjusted well to life in the Vanarama National League North.

Eight wins in their last eleven league games has taken them to second place in the table, eleven points behind leaders AFC Fylde.

These are exciting times for Salford, with their Moor Lane home currently undergoing redevelopment and with today’s announcement that they will turn professional from 1st July, the Class of 92 owners are showing real intent with their plans to achieve Football League status in the near future.

Speaking to the club’s official website about his new deal Johnson said “The opportunity we’ve been given is beyond our wildest dreams. To be doing this so early in our careers is fabulous – we’re ecstatic to have agreed this deal and are buzzing”.

Morley added “I’m not ashamed to say how I feel – we’ve worked hard and done well and we’re both made up. This is a massive opportunity – when we set out to do something we want to do it well and are looking forward to pushing the club on even further”.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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