New deal for Stalybridge boss

Stalybridge Celtic manager James Kinsey has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until May 2025.

Having been tasked with rebuilding Celtic under the ownership of Nigel Jones and Paul Bowden following his appointment at the start of June, his new-look side have made a strong start to life in the Pitching In NPL West Division, picking up 14 points from a possible 21.

The recent 4-0 thrashing of Witton Albion saw them climb up to second in the league table, four points behind unbeaten league leaders Kidsgrove Athletic.

After agreeing the new deal, Kinsey said: “We’ve had an unbelievable start and I’m enjoying football more than ever.

“It’s a club that is going in the right direction, and everybody here makes life so easy.

”We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we want to continue that. The fans have been unbelievable and I hope this outlines both mine and the club’s intent to make this project a success.”

Stalybridge chairman Nigel Jones said: “I am delighted to announce that Stalybridge Celtic FC have secured a new long-term contract with first team manager James Kinsey.

“As a club, we were under no illusion that we were starting this season with a brand new squad of players and a much reduced off-season due to events off the field.

“In spite of all of this, it is clear that under James’s leadership, we have built a squad consisting of both talent and togetherness. A push for promotion is now very much on top of our agenda.

“James has also built a fantastic rapport with the fans, and this mutual support is great to observe.

“In our view, the securing of James’s future with the Club helps increase stability and is a key piece of our long-term project to push the club forward."

Photo credit: Stalybridge Celtic

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