Long Eaton United announce new management team

Gary Sucharewycz (left) and Ian Robinson (right) are the new joint-managers at Long Eaton and will take over in the summer.
Gary Sucharewycz (left) and Ian Robinson (right) are the new joint-managers at Long Eaton and will take over in the summer.

Long Eaton United have announced a that a new management team will take charge of the club for next season.

Gary Sucharewyz and Ian Robinson recently left their roles as joint managers of Loughborough Dynamo in Evo-Stik League Division One South, and have considerable experience of both managing and playing in the Evo-Stik NPL with Grantham Town, Rainworth, Hucknall Town and then Loughborough.

Shaun Rickford, who took over the reins at Grange Park when former boss Charlie Palmer moved to Belper Town, will continue as caretaker manager until the end of the season to allow Sucharewycz and Robinson to prepare for the 2016/17 campaign.

United chairman Jim Fairley said: “We are delighted to welcome Gary and Ian on board.

“As a club we have been progressing our off-field plans and now have a stadium and infrastructure set for the Evo-Stik level.

“With those plans advanced, we were clear we wanted a management team with access to players to progress to that level and who also share our long term aims and ambitions for this football club.

“We are confident that Gary, Ian and the management team they bring with them will generate some real excitement at Grange Park next season.

“We would like to go on record in thanking Shaun and his management team who have been a credit to themselves and the club.

“Shaun will continue until the end of this season, supported by Gary and Ian where possible, and will always have a role to play at the club”

Long Eaton United continue to work with Sport England and the Football Foundation in developing Grange Park with a further phase of work planned over the close season.

United currently sit 13th in the Midland Football League but look to be out of any relegation danger, enabling them to plan ahead for the new campaign.