Bromleians appoint Peter Nolan: I have worked with Lee Roots for pretty much my whole time in management so moving into a new chapter has been one that has come with a lot of thought

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

BROMLEIANS’ newly-appointed manager Peter Nolan says he gave a lot of thought before taking over the club.


The 32-year-old has followed Lee Roots to Chipstead (Kent), Holmesdale and Forest Hill Park but has decided to leave him this summer to take charge of the Andreas Carter Kent County League Premier Division side.

The Bromley based outfit appointed Nolan on Monday, having finished in the top four in the division last season.

“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity by Bromleians to come in and manage their first team,” said Nolan, who was Halstead United's manager - without Roots - during the Kent County League Division One West campaign during the 2017-18 season.

“They are a club that I have known of since I began playing football and they are currently in great shape playing their men’s first team senior football in the Kent County Premier and reserve team football in the Kent County Division Three West.

“Last season the club underwent some change but continued strongly in a competitive division finishing fourth, two points behind second-place.

“On a personal level it’s a great opportunity to come in, keep pushing the club forward and continue the positive work that has been done at the club over the last few years.”

Roots guided Forest Hill Park to their highest ever finish in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table of seventh-place with a club personal best of 52 points from 34 league outings.

“Last season I was number two at Forest Hill Park, working alongside Lee Roots and Adam Porter,” added Nolan.

“I have worked with Lee for pretty much my whole time in management so moving into a new chapter has been one that has come with a lot of thought.

“Last season was extremely successful on and off the pitch at Forest Hill Park. I still think on the pitch we surprised quite a few and was well regarded in the league come the end of the season.

“Off the pitch as a management team we put in a lot of time, effort and hard work, which in my view was the key to the strong season we had.

“I’d like to put on record my thanks to Lee as we have worked together in football since I stepped into management.”

Roots was re-appointed the manager of Southern Counties East Football League First Division side Holmesdale on 28 April 2019, following his successful season in charge of the Ladywell Arena based outfit.

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