Whaley is back in business at the GER

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BRETT Whaley is returning to the GER to take over as manager of March Town for a second spell.

Whaley had a two-season stint with the club before handing over to Jamie Weston two years ago and now replaces Weston at the helm.

Whaley said: “I have come back because I feel I have some unfinished business with the club. I left two seasons ago for personal reasons with starting a new business and moving home but I am ready to start again now.”

In the meantime Whaley had a successful year as Ramsey Town manager and for the last nine months has been assistant manager at Deeping Rangers.

He added: “Jamie has done an excellent job over the last two seasons with two finishes in the top 10, especially with the difficulties he faced this season. The mentality is now at the club to look for a top position and hopefully we can improve things further.”

Whaley plans to speak to all the players from this season and was at the club on Saturday. He also wants some of the local lads who did not play at the club last year to return too.

He added: “There is a good nucleus of a squad now but some players might decide to move on and we will have took quickly for replacements.

“I will be looking to appoint an assistant and reserves team manager as soon as possible and then we can start looking to bring players in.”

Denny Escorcio was left out of the team towards the end of the season by Weston, but Whaley commented: “He is a very talented player and one you want at the club. But he has to show the right commitment to the club so the ball is in his court really.”

Chairman Phil White said: “When Brett left two seasons ago I told him he would always be welcome back and when Jamie quit he was the right person to take charge again.”

March are also considering entering an A team in the Cambs League next season.