Old Boys announce managerial movement

PRO-KIT UK ESSEX OLYMPIAN LEAGUE Division Two outfit, Old Southendian Reserves, has announced a change at the top with Oliver Tatton-Bennett taking over as manager ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

The Old Boys looked set for a successful season under the stewardship of Ben Manley before the season’s premature conclusion. However, Manley was always set to relinquish the post and he insisted it will be a case of full steam ahead under Tatton-Bennett once football returns.

“We had a great season and I’m sure it would have ended with silverware and even another promotion,” Manley told Yellow Sport.

“The boys will be itching to get back once the time comes as they feel there’s unfinished business to take care of. I know Tatts will continue the great few years this side has had.”

Meanwhile, Tatton-Bennett enthused: “Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to Manners – it was an absolute pleasure playing for him this year and I know all the boys echo my words.

“It was such a shame the way the season ended but we are already planning for things to come later in the year.

“The lads are currently working hard to stay fit in their own time. On a personal note, I’m itching to get going in my new role. Make no mistake about it, we have high expectations for the coming season.”


Brian Jeeves

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