Stuart Maynard arrived as our new head coach in January 2024 following the departure of Luke Williams, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Along with his assistant Matt Saunders and first team coach Craig Saunders, Maynard joined us from Wealdstone where he established himself as one of the most exciting managers outside the EFL.
Having helped the Stones win the 2019-20 National League South title as assistant to Dean Brennan, Maynard took the hotseat in March 2021 and guided the team adeptly despite immense challenges presented by the Covid pandemic.
The following season, Maynard led Wealdstone to their highest league position in 35 years before helping them continue to exceed expectation with an improved 13th-place finish in 2022-23.
A statement from our board of directors read: “We’ve been tracking Stuart’s progress for a long time and have huge respect for the outstanding job he’s done at Wealdstone on limited resources.
“We believe he will thrive in a full-time environment and is an excellent fit for us in terms of his playing philosophy, which puts him in a strong position to settle in quickly and lead our continued push for promotion to League One.
“Alongside Matt and Craig, he has formed a formidable and dedicated coaching team who will integrate seamlessly into our existing set-up as we look to build on the foundations we’ve laid during our adaptation to life back in the EFL."
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