NPL Division One East
Former Bradford (Park Avenue) and Farsley Celtic manager John Deacey has taken charge of Tadcaster Albion.
It is a sound appointment by Tadcaster who clearly needed an experienced figure following a poor start to the season.
Deacey, who lives locally and will be assisted by former Rotherham United midfielder and caretaker boss Andy Monkhouse, is understood to have viewed the Tadcaster job as one of the only ones that would have enticed him back into the game because of the locality to his home.
Deacey, who is the permanent replacement for Paul Quinn, has been out of the game since a short spell with Scarborough Athletic in 2019.
His first game in charge is the home clash with Bridlington Town on Saturday.
“It’s a great opportunity,” Deacey said.
“I am a local lad who has achieved a lot in non-league and with my experience it will be an honour to help my local club get out of the situation in which it finds itself.
“Success on the field will lead to further success behind the scenes and on the terraces.”
Deacey has a big job on his hands as Tadcaster are bottom of the league having picked just one win.
They have a talented young squad but there is a distinct lack of experience.
What Deacey brings to the table is endless contacts, previous success, notably promotions with Avenue and Farsley, and an attractive brand of football.
The final bit will certainly take time as players won’t become used to it overnight – one reason why his stint with Scarborough was difficult.
His first signing is presumably his midfielder son Jordan who has left Pickering Town today.