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 Non-League Football Paper - - NEWS - writes JON COUCH.

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.

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