Thompson returns to Brid as manager

Bridlington Town have appointed former player Mike Thompson as their new manager.

Thompson takes charge after Brett Agnew and Joe Lamplough had helped Brid preserve their NPL status.

He said: “Coming back to Bridlington Town in any capacity would be fantastic for me but coming back to this club to manage them is something that I couldn’t say no to. From applying for the position, to being offered an initial interview and then eventually being offered the opportunity to take the challenge on at this level, it was all a no-brainer for me.

“I have prepared myself well for this opportunity and it’s a job I’m going to relish. I have continued to follow the club and have a great relationship with the fans and long may that continue.

“Pre-season can’t come soon enough for me and I hope everyone is looking forward to a new fresh approach this coming season.”

Thompson left Bridlington in the summer of 2020 to take charge at Beverley Town in the Humber Premier League, leading them to the championship in 2020/21 and runners-up last season, helping them prepare for promotion to the North East Counties League.

Chairman Pete Smurthwaite added: “As chairman of the club I can say we have had some excellent managers who have helped us continue to be successful and get us to this level of football; it’s been a pleasure to do so.

“When you look at the success Billy Heath and Bobby Carroll have had since being given their first managerial opportunity at this club, it shows what can be done when you give people the chance to progress their careers.”

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