Tom Rothery appointed new manager of Brightlingsea Regent

Brightlingsea Regent chairman Terry Doherty (right), who has appointed Tom Rothery as the new manage

Brightlingsea Regent chairman Terry Doherty (right), who has appointed Tom Rothery as the new manager. Doherty is pictured with R's captain Matt Cripps. Picture: PAUL VOLLER - Credit: Archant

Brightlingsea Regent have appointed Tom Rothery as their new manager, as a successor to James Webster.

Tom Rothery, the new Brightlingsea manager, at an awards evening a few years ago

Tom Rothery, the new Brightlingsea manager, at an awards evening a few years ago - Credit: Contributed

The R’s had been on the look-out for a new manager, following Webster’s departure to become the new boss at Aveley after guiding the North Road club to five promotions in seven seasons.

And Rothery has been installed as the R’s new supremo ahead of tomorrow’s Bostik Premier match at Harrow Borough

It is a case of a happy return to familiar surroundings for Rothery, who was the former head coach under Webster before he joined Needham Market as their coach and later head coach.

Club Chairman Terry Doherty said: “Tom (Rothery) has a very close affinity with the Regent, having been a big part of our rapid rise through the leagues over the last few years.

“With relation to his last appointment, he also has an excellent knowledge of the teams we are competing with in the Bostik Premier division.

“We see Tom as a long-term placement and we will do our utmost to support him in his new role.”

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He added: “After the recent upheaval the board will help Tom to regain some stability before getting on with the business of finishing as high up the league as we can.

“Our ultimate future aim is to make the play -offs and gain promotion to the Vanarama National League

“To help us achieve this under Tom’s managership we will continue to actively pursue new revenue streams in the forms of sponsorship and advertising.

“This will be vital to Tom’s plans and his playing budget which is probably one of the lowest in league.”

The R’s are currently 11th in Bostik Premier in their first ever season at this level (Step Three of non-league).

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