Bury Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Dave McNabb as men’s first team manager.
He is joined at Gigg Lane by his assisant Tim Lees and they arrive after a six-month stint at Northern Premier League (NPL) side, Bootle.
An extensive list of candidates was generated following the request for applications last week, with Dave and his team being chosen from a strong shortlist interviewed for the position. As a ‘born winner’, with an objective to play progressive and attractive football, he was the obvious choice to take the club forward into the next stage as we look to move up through the National League System.
Football board chair, Marcel De Matas, told buryfc.co.uk how delighted he was to get a new manager in place quickly to build on the momentum of the recent two victories:
“Getting the right appointment was key and we feel we have done that by bringing Dave and his team into the club. His pedigree speaks volumes, with a high win percentage, the creation of high-scoring teams and multiple promotions and trophies gained in what is a very competitive environment.
“We are sure this move is one that will excite supporters and enables the club to be in a position to keep up the winning habit for the rest of this season and beyond.”
We also caught up with McNabb following the announcement, who was keen to stress how excited he was to be moving to Gigg Lane:
“The club, the stadium, the fanbase, all reasons we were so keen to be involved and we are delighted to have been selected to lead the team into the next chapter. We will be playing on the front foot, scoring goals to delight the large crowds we get, and bringing in that winning mentality that you need at this level to succeed.
“We are excited to get going now. We get an immediate chance to feel that Gigg Lane atmosphere tomorrow evening so we look forward to seeing you all there.”
We will have more from Dave in his first interview as manager on Tuesday morning, available on our YouTube channel. Click to subscribe so you never miss a thing, HERE.
The new management team will be in charge for the first time this Tuesday, when we take on FC Isle of Man at Gigg Lane. Get your tickets to give Dave and his staff your biggest Gigg Lane welcome HERE.
Welcome to Bury, David, and Up the Shakers!