Former Retford United boss and Clipstone chairman Brett Marshall appointed new Staveley manager

Staveley chairman Terry Damms and new manager Brett Marshall
Staveley chairman Terry Damms and new manager Brett Marshall

Staveley Miners Welfare have appointed Brett Marshall as their new first team manager, along with Paul Ward as his assistant.

Former Retford United boss Marshall has been chairman of Clipstone FC for the past two seasons and they clinched the NCEL Division One title on Saturday.

He said: “The Staveley job is the one I wanted. After taking everything about the role into consideration, including the facilities and infrastructure at Inkersall Road, which are unrivaled at step 5, it is a no-brainer.

“Combine all of that with the development and junior teams the club already has in place, along with the future ground improvement plans and it was a very easy decision to make.”

He was introduced to the existing players, staff and management on Tuesday evening.

Chairman Terry Damms said: “I take full 100 per cent responsibility for the recent decisions at the football club and believe that Brett will immediately become ‘one of us’ in no time at all, with his undoubted enthusiasm, knowledge of the game, honesty and work ethic.

“He knows what we seek at Staveley and understands our ethos, aims and ambitions, which will remain set in stone and he has bought into the same wholeheartedly and without question.

“Brett’s more recent success as chairman of a NCEL Division title winning club and also as manager of a NCEL Premiership title winning club, provides him with an overall CV in the NCEL that is second to none.”

Marshall will be joined by Paul Ward and a team of A Licence coaches.

“Appointing Brett is one of the easiest decisions I have ever had to make at the football club, our beliefs and shared vision are one and the same,” added Damms.