Wakefield FC confirm Nicholson to continue as manager

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WAKEFIELD FC have confirmed Steve Nicholson as their new permanent manager.

Nicholson took over as boss of the Evo-Stik Premier League club midway through last season, initially until the end of the campaign, and was always expected to be given the chance to continue after a promising four months in charge.

He took over from Ronnie Glavin and led the Bears to a 16th-place finish in Division 1 North.

Nicholson said: “I really enjoyed the four or five months since I took over, and therefore wanted to continue as manager.

“We’ve got a terrific set of lads and I’ve told them all I want them to stay for the coming season. If we can maybe add a couple of players in then I don’t see why we cant be up there.”

Wakefield chief executive Pete Bevils said: “The professionalism and the clear lines of communication both between the playing staff and the management and the management and the board has been seamless, impressive, and has undoubtedly played an important part in fantastic team spirit in the dressing room.

“With this in mind we feel that we have the basis to push for at least a play-off place position next season if we can bolster the squad with a couple of players.”

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