Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division side Ramsbottom United are delighted to announce the appointment of their new manager, Garry Vaughan.
Vaughan is well known in the north-west having completed 16 years with league rivals Trafford FC, ten as a player and six as manager, taking the Manchester club up through the North West Counties League into Evo-Stik Premier, a route recently taken by the Rams.
He takes over from Rammy legend Jon Robinson, who quit last month, having been in charge since the departure of the club’s previous managerial duo who decided to de-camp to Salford City in January.
Having left Trafford last November, Vaughan has been involved with the youngsters at FC United of Manchester, but having had a break from managing felt the time was right to return, and was delighted to accept the job at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium following an interview with Chairman Harry Williams and the committee on Sunday (11th October).
He accepts that keeping the Rams in this division will be tough, but rightly states that there is still two thirds of the season left with many points to be played for.
“It’s brilliant to be back in footballl management,” he said. “For the last three or four months, I’ve felt it was time to return and I’m absolutely delighted that Ramsbottom United have given me the opportunity. It’s quite a challenge, but I’m looking forward to taking the club forward and maintaining our position in this League.”
Caretaker boss and player Phil Edghill is staying on as part of a three-man management set-up alongside coach Wayne Goodison, who Vaughan links up with again after their time at Trafford.
“At this stage in my career, it is probably the best thing, although I did have designs on the management position myself,” said Edghill. “It will be good to learn from the new manager and over the last couple of weeks, “Goody” and myself have worked well together, so I can see the three of us gelling and taking the club forward.”
Chairman Harry Williams is delighted with the appointment. “It was a unanimous decision, and we look forward to working with Garry who we are sure will do a fine job in stabilising the team and taking the club forward.”
Despite the precarious position at the foot of the table, Vaughan takes his first training session on Tuesday and expects to put his mark on the team as the Rams look to escape the clutches of the bottom four and preserve their status come next Aprill.