Morsley agrees to become Needham manager

TAKING A BACK SEAT: Current manager Danny Laws will take up the role of head coach from next season
TAKING A BACK SEAT: Current manager Danny Laws will take up the role of head coach from next season
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Needham Market have announced former manager Mark Morsley will return as first team manager from next season after agreeing a four-year contract.

Morsley, who resigned from Ryman League Premier Division Leiston earlier this season, will replace current manager Danny Laws (pictured), who will remain at Bloomfields, taking up the role as head coach.

Speaking to the club’s website, Morsley outlined his plans for the future of the Marketmen.

“Previously I have had four very happy and successful years at the club, three as Manager and one as General Manager,” he said.

“During the period as General Manager I struck up a friendship as well as massive respect for Danny Laws and it was his desire to be instrumental in getting me back into the club that first attracted me to the position.

“When I first joined the club in 2003 they had put the foundations in place that allowed me to take them to the upper echelons of the Eastern Counties Premier Division. Danny took that further and has done an unbelievable job since then.

“The club is now looking to push on and the offer to return and be a part of this was one that I just could not resist. The attraction of working with Danny Laws again and his desire for me to return was also massive.

“I believe that Needham Market has so much potential and taking them forward is exactly the challenge that is right for me now. I have a few months now where I can recharge my batteries, watch a few games and get a handle of the current players at Needham including the Academy lads.

“I believe there are few clubs with the potential Needham Market has; a great facility that is owned outright, great people focused on success running the operation, a successful Academy, perfectly positioned geographically to attract players from a wide net and now hopefully a man at the helm who can pull all this together.”