Gloucester City AFC are delighted to announce manager Dave Mehew has signed a two year contract to stay at the club.\r\n\r\nThe Gaffer, known to all at the club as Boris, agreed to the new deal earlier this week.\r\n\r\nChairman Nigel Hughes said he was pleased to be able to give fans some good news after a turbulent week.\r\n\r\nHe said: “We are delighted to capture Dave’s signature for another two years.\r\n\r\n”We are lucky to have a manager who has improved our league position every year since he joined us. Along with his assistant manager Adie Harris and first team coach Neil Mustoe, Dave has steered our club on course, exceeding expectations at a time when we are playing outside the City.”\r\n\r\nAfter initially joining as assistant manager to Tim Harris in 2006 , Boris took on the top job in June 2008.\r\n\r\nDespite a bumpy start to the season and off the field set backs he said signing a new deal was a mere formality to keep him at the club.\r\n\r\n”I’m happy here at Gloucester,” he said. “We are in a false league position at the moment and I know I have put together my strongest squad, we have just been crippled by injuries. Hopefully now that is settling down we can kick on.\r\n\r\n”I have only been manager while we’ve been playing outside of Gloucester and all credit to the club, it hasn’t been a great start to the season but they have shown commitment. It is now up to me and to the players to step up and start grinding out some results.\r\n\r\n”My highlights so far have obviously been promotion and some of the FA Cup runs have been enjoyable albeit with heartache at the end, I’m thinking of Lowestoft and Chelmsford. The game at Luton was also a highlight, but again with heartache.”\r\n\r\nWith a strong team behind him the Gaffer was quick to credit his backroom staff, and the youth and development set up which has provided new, young players for the squad.\r\n\r\nHe said: “We have some great youngsters coming through in Lidds (Matt Liddiard) and Joe (Joe Parker) but also with Adam Mann and Sam Rawlings, they are the future of the club and a few of the others aren’t exactly coming to the end of their careers.\r\n\r\n”Muzzie (first team coach Neil Mustoe) and Adie (Adie Harris, assistant manager) have been really loyal, they do their bit in different ways and make it easier for me. Charlotte (Charlotte Wigmore, first team physio) has come in this year and Ade Tandy (assistant physio) does his stuff as does Rands (Lee Randall, kitman) – everyone pulls together and they all know, it is what it is.\r\n\r\n”Now all we need to do is kick on and get some results.”
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