EGERTON’S new management team has been tasked with giving youngsters a second chance to progress in the game they love.

Dean Gorre, Jim Cherneski and JLloyd Samuel, a former professional at Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League, will take charge of the Knutsford outfit’s adult side this season.

They have run a development programme at the club during the daytime for the past year.

“Our players will benefit greatly from their experience,” said chairman Tom O’Donnell.

“With all of our teams at Egerton, we’re keen to offer an opportunity to develop for every player that comes here, and the first team is no different.

“We feel positive that the club can progress through the leagues with this programme in place."

Gorre has formerly worked as part of the Scottish national team set-up, and is currently a regional scout for Reading.

He takes on the role of manager.

Cherneski, owner of a sports equipment company who has played previously in America, will organise coaching together with Dougie Pringle.

Meanwhile Samuel will be responsible for signing players.

They replace Steve Hardy and Mike McDonald, who delivered an 11th place finish in the Cheshire League’s second tier last term.

O’Donnell added: “They helped us to make a great stride forward, but have now decided to take a break from football.

“We’re indebted to them for their involvement with the first team, and now there is an opportunity for our young development group to step up and challenge themselves.

“The management team has settled well into their new roles.

“Having been around the club for most of last season, the transition has gone smoothly and there is a buzz of excitement around the place.”

Yellows kick off a new campaign at home to AFC Macclesfield tonight, kick off 6.45pm.

Golborne then visit on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Admission to both games is free.