It's my biggest challenge yet, says newly-appointed Potters Bar Town boss Sammy Moore
POTTERS BAR TOWN have appointed Sammy Moore as their new manager, replacing Lee O’Leary who resigned from the role on 20 January.
Potters Bar Town were thumped 7-0 at home by Neil Cugley’s Folkestone Invicta in the Isthmian League Premier Division this afternoon, a result that leaves the Hertfordshire outfit in the bottom four with 24 points from 22 games.
“The club wanted to show its intent for success and desire for attractive football,” said technical director Adam Waller in a statement.
“Sammy is the perfect fit. He has a clear pedigree for success and wants to win.
“We are a family club that do things right, something that attracted Sammy to the club.
“I can’t wait for this new chapter in our history. We all welcome Sammy and his young family to the club.”
Deal born Moore, 34, has previously managed Leatherhead, Concord Rangers and Hemel Hempstead Town.
The former Dover Athletic midfielder, who lives in Folkestone, said on Twitter: “Absolutely delighted to be back on the grass and in the dug-out.
“It’s my biggest challenge yet but one I’m looking forward to. It’s our job to guide the club to safety. It’s not going to be easy but we are going to do all we can and we are going to need everyone to stick together.”
Moore’s first game in charge of Potters Bar Town is the visit from Cray Wanderers on Tuesday, 1 February 2022.
Malik Yansaneh has been in interim charge for the 2-0 defeat at Bognor Regis Town and today's thumping at the hands of fifth-placed Folkestone Invicta.
The Wands are one place beneath Potters Bar Town, having sealed 23 points from 27 games, collecting a point fewer than Moore’s new club. Potters Bar Town, meanwhile, do have five games in hand on Grant Basey's side and go into the game having lost their last six games, without scoring in their last four outings.
East Thurrock United and Leatherhead are in the drop zone with 17 points on the board.
Hastings United, meanwhile, are six points clear of Ramsgate at the top of the Isthmian League South East Division table tonight after coming away from second-placed Ashford United with a 2-1 win at Homelands Stadium.
Moore doesn't travel the furthest for a managerial role while based in Kent. Hugo Langton drives the 252-mile round-trip from his Tonbridge home to be the assistant manager of National League full-time side King's Lynn Town.