Tony Burman continues in his day time role as managing director and head of Dartford's Academy

Friday 29th June 2018

DARTFORD have confirmed their former manager Tony Burman will be staying at Princes Park.


The 60-year-old legend stepped down from his managerial role at the club only four days after they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Braintree Town in the play-off semi-finals after finishing runners-up to Havant & Waterlooville on goal-difference in the Vanarama National League South title race.

Havant & Waterlooville – who have since snapped up former Dartford striker Alfie Pavey – were promoted along with play-off winners Braintree Town in to the top-flight of non-league football.

The Darts have since appointed Adam Flanagan and Jamie Coyle as joint-managers, following the pair’s departures from league rivals Concord Rangers and Welling United.

A club statement said: “With the appointment of Adam and Jamie as joint-managers, it has given us the opportunity to rearrange the structure behind the scenes.

“The board are delighted to announce that Tony Burman will be continuing in his day time role as managing director and head of our Academy.

“Our new football management team are fully behind the board’s announcements and are delighted to be working together with Tony and Jack Smedley (operations manager).

“These are exciting times ahead and we are confident that we have a great team working both on and off the pitch.”

The new Flanagan/Coyle era begins on Saturday 7 July (13:00) when Sky Bet Championship side Millwall visit Princes Park for a pre-season friendly.

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