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|Banim`s the Man for Stafford Rangers|
|Friday 22 May 20 I 10:31:26|
Banim has had a long and successful career in football both as a player and manager and relishes the challenge ahead of him.
The club had a huge response in their quest to appoint a new manager and the conclusion of the extensive process, now ensures that another part of the jig-saw at Marston Road is put in place, ahead of the new season.
Director of football Andy Fearn told https://www.staffordrangersfc.co.uk: “Jody just impressed us from the start with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game, at our level and above. We believe he is the right man at the right time. He has demonstrated in his management career an ability to rise to challenges and we welcome him on our journey.”
Banim has extensive experience in the Northern Premier League and above and excellent contacts with players in the North West and the Midlands.
Rangers’ fans will hope he can bring in some exciting new players to mirror his own prolific goal scoring record from his former playing days.
He will be joined by a Boro favourite Matt Hill, who joined Stafford in January 2019 and takes over the role as assistant manager.
The pair first met when Hill was playing for Ashton United under Banim and the Board believe that this new partnership has great potential.
The two have already established a good working relationship and an appetite to play exciting winning football.
Hill is well respected in the dressing room as well as outside it and holds substantial coaching experience.
He knows the club well and has the respect of players and fans. He has played at every level of football and his transition from player into management looks a great fit alongside Banim.
Banim was manager at Ashton United for three seasons, leading the club to promotion to the Vanarama National League North in 2017/18 against all expectations but driven by his burning desire to win.
He states: “Stafford Rangers are a massive football club and our objective is clear. We want and will bring back the glory days and we are proud to be part of the Boro. We have seen, during lockdown, the passion and the enthusiasm that fans have shown in supporting so magnificently the ‘Stand Together’ campaign and we want to be part of it.”
Whilst Banim saw success at Ashton he left at the end of 2019 after some difficult results but learned a lot saying: “No matter what budget you have I learned that the balance of the squad has to be right, but it’s a results business and you have to accept that.”
Since leaving his old club, Banim took some time out to reflect and work at honing his management and tactical skills and believes he is ready to step up.
Outside of football he is involved in Sport Coaching & Education which focuses on youth and development.
He is a qualified FA level 2 coach and currently UEFA B candidate which he is taking with Manchester FA.
The lockdown period has been a very negative time for many football clubs and businesses but Rangers have bucked the trend re-inventing themselves, raising substantial amounts of money through fans support and putting themselves in a position to bounce back with intent.
Fearn concluded: “We are delighted with the appointments of both Jody and Matt. So many people have worked very hard to make sure we are still here and I ask fans to come together now, get behind the new management team and look forward to an exciting journey together”.
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