Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk believes the club wouldn’t be on its current upward push if it wasn’t for chairman Dave Holland.
Funk feels that Holland, who stepped in after the sad passing of Richard Adamson, has set Boro on a path to glory.
He said: “Dave is the best thing that ever happened to the club. His vision, business plan and business brain have really helped to turn things around.
“He has been the man that has made it all happen, it needed a shake-up and he did it.
“He comes in for a bit of criticism from time to time, as everybody does, but I think this is unfair because people don’t see the amount of time and effort that Dave and the other directors put in.
“Dave is a chairman that the club can be proud of at a time we are making a club that the fans can be proud of.”