TURKS’ DELIGHT TO TAKE ON GS
AMBITIOUS Dan Turkington admits it would be a “miraculous” achievement to save Godalming Town from relegation – but he’s relishing the opportunity of trying,
The 32-year-old quit as manager of Combined Counties League side Camberley Town on Thursday to take over a Gs side who have registered just nine points in Ryman South so far this season, leaving them 15 points adrift of safety.
But despite the odds being staked heavily against the Surrey side staying in Step 4 next term, Turkington insists the great escape is on.
“Nothing is impossible, we’ve even put a man on the moon,” said the former Camberley and Sandhurst Town player, who replaces the axed Dean Thomas at Wey Court.
“It was a big wrench for me to leave Camberley Town after four successful years, but I want to manage at the highest level I possibly can and this was a case of my ambition ruling my heart.
“Some people will think I am stupid and a bit crazy, and I might be, but I like a fight, I like a challenge and I’ll always back myself.
“I’ve got some good players lined up to bring in, and some good players still at the club, so we’ll give it a go. We’ve got nothing to lose.”
Turkington, who led Camberley to three successive top-four finishes and a mouth-watering FA Vase quarter-final against Hereford last season, is succeeded at Krooner Park by his former playercoach Dean Greenwoood.