Adam Murray admitted he should never have taken the manager’s job at Boston United after parting company with Mansfield Town, Chad report.

But the Stags legend does feel what he learned at Mansfield and Boston will stand him in good stead for another crack at first team management at the right time in the future.

Murray is now U18s coach at Barnsley after quitting Boston 13 months ago following a run of one win in 11.

“In an ideal world, now I have had chance to step totally away from a first team situation, when I look back I probably had 12-18 months of making bad career decisions when I left Mansfield,” he admitted.

“Boston had a fantastic chairman and it was a fantastic club, but for me career-wise it was probably the wrong move. Looking back, when I came out of Mansfield my stock was still fairly high and I should have taken a break then and reviewed things.

“Being as energetic and eager as I am, I wanted to jump straight back into it and it was probably the wrong decision. I’ve learned a lesson from that.”

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