Ramsgate appoint Jason Lillis and Terry Sedge to replace Nick Davis at Southwood Stadium
RAMSGATE appointed their new management team last night.
Jason Lillis has been appointed head of coaching development at Southwood Stadium, while Terry Sedge will work in tandem with Lillis.
“A position became available at the club and I felt I could offer my services,” Lillis, 50, told www.ramsgate-fc.co.uk.
“I had the opportunity to advise the clubs owner Richard Lawson and director and CEO Paul Bowden-Brown on how I feel the club, throughout, could benefit from the knowledge and experience I have gained from coaching in professional football.
“My role at Gillingham FC in coach development could certainly aid my development as a coaching mentor at the club. I want to implement some of the same ideas at Ramsgate.
“With my experience in that capacity, I feel I can work with all the coaches and players to make sure they improve and move forward for the progression of the football club.
“I look forward to working with the joint-management of Terry Sedge and Joe Radford to help move the club forward.”
Bowden-Brown has welcomed Lillis and Sedge – who was Tommy Warrilow’s coach at Thamesmead Town under Bowden-Brown before the club went bust on Tuesday 16 October 2018, before the pair linked up again at Ashford United – to the club.
“I feel the first team will gain the stability and the drive to climb the table under Jason’s influence and structure and our under 23s will gain plenty of knowledge in the qualities needed to step up to the senior side,” added Bowden-Brown.
“Our thriving youth will benefit greatly from his experience and expertise in structuring the training sessions that will aid the coaches and the players in developing them in all aspects of the game.
“I would also like to thank Will Graham, Joe Radford and Ian Docker for stepping in and steadying the ship. You must all agree an improvement has been seen on and off the field in this short space of time.”
Reflecting on his departure from the club, coach Graham said: “All the very best to Ramsgate FC, thank you for everything you’ve done for me. A club close to my heart and hope they can turn it around.”
The Rams remain rooted to the foot of the Isthmian League South East Division table with one point on the board from their opening five games.
Ramsgate play East Grinstead Town at Southwood Stadium tomorrow, the side immediately above them in the pecking order, having collected three draws from their seven league games.
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