Nick Davis signs new Ramsgate deal: It gives me the opportunity to try and build something special here over the course of the next 13 months and hopefully beyond that
RAMSGATE manager Nick Davis has put pen to paper on a new improved deal that will keep him at Southwood Stadium until May 2020.
Davis, who replaced Lloyd Blackman in December 2018, has guided the club to tenth-place in the Bostik South East Division, has been tasked to seal promotion next season.
DEAL: Ramsgate manager Nick Davis shakes hands on a new contract with chief executive Paul Bowden-Brown.
Photo: Ramsgate FC
“I am absolutely delighted to sign a new contract at Ramsgate,” Davis told www.ramsgate-fc.co.uk.
“It gives me the opportunity to try and build something special here over the course of the next 13 months and hopefully beyond that.
“My ambitions are to get this club competing for promotion.”
Davis has set his sights on promotion next season and those hopes have been aided by the support of the board.
He said: “A lot of hard work is required but it’s certainly an exciting prospect.
“Paul Bowden-Brown and the rest of the board are backing me and I can’t ask for more than that.
“What is going on behind the scenes is exciting and hopefully I can match that ambition on the pitch.”
Ramsgate director and chief executive Paul Bowden-Brown has shared his delight at Davis extending his contract.
“When the position for first team manager became vacant back in December, Nick Davis was the only name discussed by myself and the owner Richard Lawson,” said Mr Bowden-Brown.
“When I first met with Nick to negotiate terms, I was in a very positive mood after a successful interview.
“That positivity has continued since Nick was appointed. He has always worked very closely with me, ensuring at all times that every decision made was for the benefit of Ramsgate Football Club.
“More importantly, those decisions fully supported the club’s aspiration that both Nick and I am working too.
“We are building a strong and loyal squad for next season where we are aiming to achieve promotion and I believe Nick is the man for the job.
“We have been committing players to the club over recent months and I feel very strongly that Nick and his management team deserve that same commitment.
“I am glad Nick has agreed personal terms that keeps him at the club for another whole season at least, ensuring the hard work can continue to achieve all of our forthcoming aims and expectations for the 2019/20 campaign.”
Ramsgate welcome Phoenix Sports to Southwood Stadium on Saturday (15:00).
Paul Bryon’s side are in ninth-place in the table with 39 points from their 29 league outings – two points and a place better off than the Rams.
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