En­field job for Lee and Mar­go­lis

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BYDANNYCARO

For­mer Win­gate & Finch­ley man­ager Adam Lee has been ap­pointed joint-man­ager of Di­vi­sion One North side En­field Town along with Ste­wart Mar­go­lis.

Lee, who man­aged Team GB at the 2005 Mac­cabiah Games, had been look­ing to get back into man­age­ment af­ter his six-year reign with the Abra­hams Sta­dium club ended in Septem­ber. Last sea­son, he steered the club to ninth in the Ry­man League Di v i s i on One Nor t h , t h e i r best ever fin­ish and points tally. Ahead of Wed­nes­day night’s Mid­dle­sex Char­ity Cup fi­nal, Lee said: “I had a cou­ple of of­fers af­ter leav­ing Win­gate but the lo­ca­tion was not right.

“I de­cided that En­field was right for me af­ter watch­ing some matches and have been in­volved in an ad­vi­sory ca­pac­ity for the past few weeks since for­mer boss Jim Chan­dler left.

“En­field Town are a mas­sive club with a great fan base and solid board. “Now I can con­cen­trate on the foot­ball side of things which is what I want to do.”

The pair, whose team fin­ished six places ahead of Win­gate, will look to bring in some new play­ers over the sum­mer and help the club im­prove its dis­ci­plinary record.

En­field cur­rently has one Jewish player, de­fender Tom Hodge, af­ter Dean Ny­man left to re­join Win­gate last Novem­ber. But Lee said: “I’d be happy to see more Jewish play­ers here, but only if they are good enough.”

Sur­prised by the man­ner of his de­par­ture at Win­gate, Lee has fond mem­o­ries of his time with the club. He said: “I had a lot of good ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing my 11 years as a player, coach and man­ager. But when I re­turn with En­field next sea­son I will only be in­ter­ested in com­ing away with three points. I’ve still got a lot of friends who play for Win­gate but this is a com­pletely fresh start at a club that has just fin­ished mid-ta­ble. I feel they have the po­ten­tial to do a lot bet­ter.

Mar­go­lis is a for­mer man­ager of Il­ford and was on the books of Southend as a young­ster.

Ready: Adam Lee

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