Stephen Bodle named as new manager of Ollerton Town

Stephen Bodle has been named as the new boss of Ollerton Town.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 10:21 am

He steps up to replace former boss Dave Winter who announced his resignation last week.

Speaking after his appointment, Bodle said: “I firstly wanted to say how much Dave will be missed by everyone, none more so than myself.

“I’ll miss having him around every Wednesday and Saturday, and our calls during the week talking football.

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“I love the club; the lads are first class and I felt like moving to solo manager was something I wanted to do.“I’m extremely happy to be taking over and excited for next season.”

Winter and Bodle, who worked together previously at the likes of Kirkby Town, arrived at Ollerton back in 2011 and were approaching ten years at the helm after racking up over 360 games in charge.

Winter however, recently took the decision to step away from his role to take a well-deserved break from the game, a decision which the club reluctantly accepted.

In a statement posted on social media, Winter said; “Last week’s decision [to resign] was one of the hardest I have ever had to make and it wasn’t done lightly.”

A club spokesman praised the hard work Winter and given to the club and said his exit was a loss.

He said: “We would like to place on record our enormous thanks to Dave for his years of hard-work and dedicated service to the football club.”“Dave’s commitment and passion for Ollerton Town Football Club has been clear throughout his long tenure and he leaves the football club in a much better place than when he took over.“Whilst we fully respect his decision, we are sad to see him go, both as a manager and as a friend to everyone involved in the club.”