Daniels boss quits to take on role at Newport

Wayne Hatswell, left, and Assistant Manager David Staff when the pair took charge earlier this year
Wayne Hatswell, left, and Assistant Manager David Staff when the pair took charge earlier this year
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Stamford boss Wayne Hatswell has left The Daniels within a fortnight of the side securing promotion vis the Evo_Stik First Division play-offs.

Hatswell has taken a coaching role with newly promoted Football League, Division Two side Newport County.

Hatswell, who joins Justin Edinburgh at Newport, said: “It is an incredible opportunity and one I couldn’t turn down. I have enjoyed every minute of my time at Stamford.

“Everything that I have done at Stamford has helped me and hopefully I left Stamford in a better place than when I started. They are in a higher league, they are a sound club financially and, with the new ground coming, this is an excellent opportunity for someone.

“It has been a long five months with everything that has gone on with chairmen coming and going as well as players. I am sure that there are players here now who will go on to bigger and better things and I hope that I have helped them develop.”

He added: “As I have said before, a week is a long time in football and 48 hours ago I was preparing for the season with Stamford but the opportunity was too good to turn down. I look back and think of Ricky’s goal against Chasetown and the feeling I felt at the full time whistle. It made all those sleepless nights before worth it.

“I am disappointed to leave and not finish the job I started but if I can help Stamford in anyway in the future then I will do.”

Assistant manager David Staff has taken over as new manager.

Director of football Guy Walton said: “We were grateful to David for taking Caretaker duties when searching for Graham Drury’s replacement.

“Wayne Hatswell acknowledged Staffy’s footballing qualities and their close football relationship flourished and was fundamental to the squad’s success this season.

“We wish to support our players and having identified his strengths and shared vision for The Daniels, Staffy will take the managers role with immediate effect.”