Funk signs new deal

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Scarborough Athletic manager Rudy Funk has signed a new two-year deal with the NCEL Premier champions.

This season Funk has led Boro to the club’s second promotion since formation in 2006 and they are now poised for a debut campaign in the Evo-Stik.

“It has taken a bit of time, but I have signed now and I’m delighted,” he said.

“It wasn’t about Rudy Funk, it was about the club and whether they were happy with me.

“It is all well and good winning matches, but it is important that the board think they have the right man for the job.

“I can now sit down and start planning for the future, which is something I will do immediately.”

Funk has already confirmed that his assistant manager Darren France will stay on, now he is focusing on tweaking things around for the thrills and spills of the Evo-Stik League.

He added: “Darren started this with me and he will finish it with me. After that we’ll have to wait and see.

“We are in the Evo-Stik League now, which is a completely different ball game.

“I have a lot of people calling me because they think they could help me out in my back-room staff or on the player front, but things will happen very quickly because I want to get them sorted.”

Boro chairman Dave Holland said: “We as a club are very happy that Rudy will stay on for another two years.

“The club has a brilliant season and much of that is down to Rudy.

“We hope he can help the club push on next year and ideally, he would be the man in charge when we make a return to Scarborough at Weaponness.”