Collier confirmed after solid first season in charge

Friday 08 March 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 08 March 2019 at 10:00)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town are pleased to confirm that Sam Collier will be remaining as first team manager for the 2019-20 season.

Having taken over as manager on an interim basis in January 2018, Collier's appointment was made permanent in the summer. And following a solid campaign in his first full season at the helm, the club are pleased that he has agreed to continue into next year.

Commenting on the news, club Chairman Andy Walduck said: "I'm so pleased that Sam has decided to stay with us into next seasons This gives us an early start in allowing us as a club to focus on building for 2019-20."

"We've been highly impressed with the improvements on the field of play under Sam. Through improved coaching standards and access to a strong pool of players, our first team have remained competitive and, hopefully, will achieve a top half finish at the end of this season."

"The recent appointment of Matt Bulman as his assistant has also boosted the quality of the management team, and they have the making of a dynamic management duo."

"It's not only in regards to the first team's performances that we've been impressed though," Walduck continued. "Sam is a clubman through and through, supporting the club in social activities and, importantly, working alongside our Head of Youth Section Mari Green in helping integrate our senior and youth sections, which is important for us."

"Sam is a valued and key member of our senior section. Objectives for next season have been agreed and we look forward to supporting Sam in achieving those goals."

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