Rudy looking to exciting future

Scarborough v Pickering Rudy Funk concerned  pic richard ponter 111395g '2/04/11
Scarborough v Pickering Rudy Funk concerned pic richard ponter 111395g '2/04/11

SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Rudy Funk has revealed the new coaching staff that he is confident will help the charge to glory next season.

Funk revealed his new set-up to the board during a meeting at Bishop Burton College.

The Boro boss has re-signed Darren France as assistant manager, and he has also confirmed the signature of Denny Ingram in a player-assistant capacity.

Former Leeds Met Carnegie coach James Earl will be the first-team coach, with ex-Bottesford boss Raz Clayton joining as chief scout.

Andy Woodhead will retain his role as goalkeeping coach, Brian Waltham and Karen Hankey will remain as physios and Dave Jackson will return as kitman.

Funk is also keen to work closely with reserve boss Steve Brennan and under-19 manager Steve Dorey, who contributed a number of youngsters to the side at the end of last season.

Rudy said: “I have taken my time to pick my coaching staff because I knew that I had to bring together a team that I can trust.

“I needed to make sure these people would work hard to get the club where it needs to be, I know that they will.

“The important thing now is thet fact that we are developing as a club and a community club.

“I was in the town last weekend and I was given a tour.

“I am very impressed by what I saw of the town and I really have a buzz about the place, which wants me to succeed even more in giving Scarborough a club to be proud of.

“Everyone will be getting their share of thrills and spills in the months and years to come, and we are all looking forward to it.

Chairman Dave Holland is also impressed by Rudy’s assembling skills.

He added: “It was a privilege to be at the meeting to witness the positivity and the enthusiasm that was flowing around the room.

“It will also be a privilege to work alongside the coaching staff in the future.

“If anyone doubted what we are looking to achieve, you just have to look at the coaching staff that Rudy has brought together.

“We as a board now have to focus our efforts to get behind them. They have set us a big challenge to follow.

“The fans are not going to know what has hit them next season.

“I really think we have good times ahead, it would be great if the supporters came down to enjoy the ride.

“In the past we have limited our aspirations to who we brought into the club.

“We are in the second year of a three-year plan now though, it is important that we look at growing.

“I have every confidence that we can field a side of players that are capable of getting promotion from this division.”