Staines Town have announced Anthony Gale as their new manager.

His first task will be to steady the ship of a club who endured a terrible 2018/19 season, which ended in relegation to step 4 and a place in the Bostik League Division One South Central.

It was in this same division that Gale made his name. He took neighbours Walton Casuals up in 2017, and then guided them to survival in the Evo-Stik South Premier Division South, during which they won all three league and cup encounters with The Swans.

Working alongside him will be Justin Skinner and Mahrez Bettache. Assistant manager Skinner also joins from The Stags, where he had been coaching both with the First Team and Academies.

Bettache also finished last season at Walton Casuals, but has played in the National League with Braintree Town and St Albans City, as well as Hendon, Potters Bar, Corinthian-Casuals, and the Fulham U18 team. He joins as player-coach, and at only 25 will be an important first recruit to Gale’s midfield.

It is expected that existing sports therapist Sam Codling, and kit manager Stephen Ryan will continue in their present roles.


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