Saunders in at Margate
Saunders in at Margate

Margate have today announced their new manager as it is the same as the man who guided them to safety as interim manager in the second half of last season. 

Jay Saunders has been named as the new boss of the club, having begun talks with them in March to take the job on permanently. Unfortunately at the time the two parties couldn’t come to an agreement to stay on at Hartsdown Park.

The discussions came to a conclusion last weekend and this morning the club have announced a deal. Saunders was delighted to get the deal over the line.

Speaking about the deal he said: “I’m really pleased to get an agreement sorted with the club. I make no secret of the fact the club is special to me as both a player and during my spell as manager last season.”

“Whilst disappointed we couldn’t reach an initial agreement, with the benefit of the close season and some time, I feel this is right for me.”

“I was delighted to keep the club up last season and now the hard work will begin to prepare for the new campaign. As a club we are looking to progress over the next few years, building a young talented squad that provides stability and steady progress. It’s a challenge I’m excited for and want to carry on building a buzz around the football club.”