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Nightingale takes permanent charge at Swallownest
8th March, 2021
Toolstation NCEL Division One side Swallownest have announced that interim manager Alex Nightingale has been given the role on a permanent basis.
He initially took over on a temporary basis in December after Jordan Stocks stepped down by mutual consent.
Daniel Archbould will be first team coach with Darryl Johnson as goalkeeping coach, Mitch Kent as player coach, Chris Esberger as sports therapist and condition coach, and Adam Proctor as match analyst.
Nightingale was a player at Swallownest in a career that also included spells at Worksop Town, Clipstone, Rainworth Miners Welfare and Staveley Miners Welfare, and he developed his coaching knowledge and was Head Futsal Coach at Rotherham United where he started out as a trainee.
Club chairman Mick Kent said: "We are delighted with the appointment of Alex and the management team.
"Since taking on the interim positions, they have shown great enthusiasm and commitment to the roles.
"Their engagement with and support of the players and others involved in the club has been first class in what have been incredibly challenging times for all.
"They have all had significant previous experience in the development of the club over the years and they understand what is required to take the club forward and have its best interests at heart.
"We feel they possess the knowledge and passion to continue to move the team forward and continue the club’s upward development.
"There has been significant interest in the post and the club would like to pass on their thanks and best wishes to those individuals that applied.
"Now that it is clear that the NCEL season will not resume post lockdown, we felt it was important to make a swift managerial appointment to allow them the opportunity to develop their philosophy with the players to ensure a smooth return to training and games in line with the relevant restrictions in place."