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FOOTBALL: Chairman hails new manager
KNUTSFORD chairman Jimmy Evans is delighted with the appointment of new boss John Ferguson, labelling the former assistant manager as the fans’ and players’ choice, writes Alex Bysouth.
The UEFA A Licence coach worked alongside Paul Schofield during the past two seasons, at the end of which they scooped back-to-back Cheshire League titles.
Schofield stepped down due to work commitments last summer and, after Chris Adams’ short spell at the club, Evans is pleased to welcome back Ferguson.
“Absolutely he was by far the best candidate,” said the chairman.
“He fits the Knutsford profile and we are thoroughly delighted to have him join, the players’ response has been brilliant.
“I asked John to get involved with training, his sessions are world class; the lads love them, so I approached him for the role.
“He’s the club and the players’ choice, he’ll bring continuity and consistency as he knows the way we play.”
A third title win in as many seasons would equal Knutsford’s record run, but Evans is keen to alleviate any pressure on Ferguson.
“I’m careful when setting targets, all I’ve asked is to not get relegated and play attractive football the fans enjoy watching,” he added.
“It would be very nice to win the league for a third consecutive season as that would emulate Knutsford’s success from 1911 to 1914.
“But there are four or five teams with a serious shot at the title so it will be tough, the main target is to play proper football.”
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