Board Confirm Dan Brownlie As Permanent Stoke Manager

Dan Brownlie is appointed First Team Manager with immediate effect

At last night’s board meeting (Wednesday), we are pleased to confirm that we have appointed Dan Brownlie as our First Team Manager with immediate effect.

Terry Brown, Chairman said ‘Dan knows the club, the struggles we are currently having keeping our club alive and kicking and most importantly he has a great knowledge of the standard of football that we are currently playing as a club. He has won honours at this level and since joining the club has been fantastic across all areas. We had some strong candidates apply for the role, but for me and the Board, Dan was the standout candidate and we are excited at where we believe he can take our fantastic club’.

Over the coming days Dan will begin piecing together his backroom team. Until that is finalised, Academy Manager Aaron Nicholson will continue to assist Dan as they look to build on the draw and clean-sheet they earned away at AFC Totton last weekend.

‘It’s a proud moment’ says newly appointed manager Dan Brownlie, ‘I know how much this club means to people and it’s important that their ongoing support is rewarded with performances and of course results. It’s not going to be an overnight process; but they can rest assured that we’ll be doing everything we can to turn a corner as quickly as possible. There’s a lot of hard work ahead of us – but I’ve every faith in this group in their attitude and focus, there’s no question about that.’

Dan’s first official game will be this Saturday when we travel to North Leigh in the FA Trophy.