You are here: Home - News - New Managerial Team Announced at Gresley  
 
New Managerial Team Announced at Gresley
New Managerial Team Announced at Gresley
The Board of Directors at Total Motion Midland League Premier Division club Gresley FC have announced that Carl Abbott and club stalwart Gary Norton will be joint managers from the start of next season.
Saturday 28 March 20 I 09:34:17 I Photo by

Abbott's former assistant of several years, Paul Tomlinson, has been named as assistant manager.

 

Birmingham-based Abbott (pictured) left BetVictor Southern League Division One South club Evesham United as manager by mutual consent at the start of the month.

 

He had taken over at the Jubilee Stadium in May 2019 having quit then-Midland League Premier Division outfit Quorn, the club he led to a sixth-place finish in his only full season at Farley Way.

 

Prior to that, Abbott had been at the helm at Northern Premier League Division One South East outfit Market Drayton Town having enjoyed strong records two tiers below during lengthy spells at Wolverhampton Casuals and Hinckley AFC.

 

Chairman Mark Alflat told https://www.gresleyfc.com: "In the short time Carl and Paul have been with the club they have left a favourable impression with the Board members and players alike. Their past experience, tactical knowledge and range of player contacts speak for themselves. Those strengths joined with Gary's past experience and passion to bring to good times back to the club provides a solid foundation for an exciting and strong management team structure.

 

"Our fans have been starved of success over the last few years and after our last couple of appointments didn’t work out, we felt that a change of approach to our recruitment strategy was required. This management team brings an enviable track record and huge level of experience between them and I’m really looking forward to seeing them get to work when the opportunity of course permits."

 

Norton commented: “The timing of Carl and Paul’s recent availability was fortunate so when the opportunity to bring them in to help the club for the remainder of the season came up whilst I was in caretaker charge was great timing with 12 games to go. Unfortunately, things outside of our control meant that we did not get chance to prove how well it would have worked but when the Chairman asked me if we would like to make the arrangement a permanent one earlier today we were delighted to accept.

 

“Carl and I have spoken about how things will work between us and are very confident it will work well in terms of the dynamic between us. We are looking forward to it and will be working very hard to ensure we don’t experience the sort of season we have had to endure this time round. Our supporters, volunteers and everyone connected with the club deserve much more than to be fighting relegation at this level of the non-league pyramid. With things off the pitch taking a big step forward in recent weeks with the news that our vice chairman has taken ownership of the Moat Ground its vital that we get things back moving in the right direction on the pitch and both Carl and Paul are very excited about the opportunity they have to help move us forwards”.

Copyright Non League Today. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to the Non League Today website as the source and a link back to the Non League Today website.
Top Stories & Videos
Gulfer Takes New Salamis Post
Spartan South Midlands League Division One club New Salamis have announced their new management structure.
Former PSG Man Joins Seaham
 
Pritchard Takes Charge of Thame Rangers
 
 
Wilkinson Gets His Man
 
Hamilton Makes Bluebirds Switch
 
Trio of Experienced Players Join Newark
 
Armani Little Vs Welling National League South Play-Off Final 12/06/19
 
Paul Hodges | Signing On For 2019/20
 
Peter Jameson interview - York City
 
Micky Cummins on Jameson's arrival - York City
 
Mark Yeates Joins AFC Fylde!
 
Steve Thompson on Wilkinson Departure
 
 
     
 
 
New Managerial Team Announced at Gresley
New Managerial Team Announced at Gresley
Saturday 28 March 20 I 09:34:17
Photo by

Abbott's former assistant of several years, Paul Tomlinson, has been named as assistant manager.

 

Birmingham-based Abbott (pictured) left BetVictor Southern League Division One South club Evesham United as manager by mutual consent at the start of the month.

 

He had taken over at the Jubilee Stadium in May 2019 having quit then-Midland League Premier Division outfit Quorn, the club he led to a sixth-place finish in his only full season at Farley Way.

 

Prior to that, Abbott had been at the helm at Northern Premier League Division One South East outfit Market Drayton Town having enjoyed strong records two tiers below during lengthy spells at Wolverhampton Casuals and Hinckley AFC.

 

Chairman Mark Alflat told https://www.gresleyfc.com: "In the short time Carl and Paul have been with the club they have left a favourable impression with the Board members and players alike. Their past experience, tactical knowledge and range of player contacts speak for themselves. Those strengths joined with Gary's past experience and passion to bring to good times back to the club provides a solid foundation for an exciting and strong management team structure.

 

"Our fans have been starved of success over the last few years and after our last couple of appointments didn’t work out, we felt that a change of approach to our recruitment strategy was required. This management team brings an enviable track record and huge level of experience between them and I’m really looking forward to seeing them get to work when the opportunity of course permits."

 

Norton commented: “The timing of Carl and Paul’s recent availability was fortunate so when the opportunity to bring them in to help the club for the remainder of the season came up whilst I was in caretaker charge was great timing with 12 games to go. Unfortunately, things outside of our control meant that we did not get chance to prove how well it would have worked but when the Chairman asked me if we would like to make the arrangement a permanent one earlier today we were delighted to accept.

 

“Carl and I have spoken about how things will work between us and are very confident it will work well in terms of the dynamic between us. We are looking forward to it and will be working very hard to ensure we don’t experience the sort of season we have had to endure this time round. Our supporters, volunteers and everyone connected with the club deserve much more than to be fighting relegation at this level of the non-league pyramid. With things off the pitch taking a big step forward in recent weeks with the news that our vice chairman has taken ownership of the Moat Ground its vital that we get things back moving in the right direction on the pitch and both Carl and Paul are very excited about the opportunity they have to help move us forwards”.

Copyright Non League Today. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to the Non League Today website as the source and a link back to the Non League Today website.
Top Stories
Former PSG Man Joins Seaham
Wednesday 03 June 20 I 09:36:16
Pritchard Takes Charge of Thame Rangers
Wednesday 03 June 20 I 09:30:06
Wilkinson Gets His Man
Wednesday 03 June 20 I 09:26:53
Hamilton Makes Bluebirds Switch
Tuesday 02 June 20 I 16:32:06
Around the leagues
The National League read all the latest news from the National League
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League latest headlines
Evo-Stik Southern League latest headlines
The Isthmian League latest headlines
Hallmark Security North West Counties League latest headlines