BUDGET CUT NO WRENCH FOR KS BOSS
LEIGH DYNAN says he’s not fazed by the announced budget cuts at new club Kingstonian – it’s all he’s ever known!
The former West Ham youngster was unveiled as the new Ks chief last weekend after steering Surrey neighbours Whyteleafe from relegation danger in Bostik South to the play-off places in a matter of months.
Dynan takes over a Ks side currently lying a healthy eighth in the table but reeling by the shock decision of former boss Craig Edwards to quit amid claims he was misled by the board over a cut to his playing budget.
But having spent the last five years himself working on a shoestring at Farnborough and Whyteleafe, Dynan insists a lack of money will not prevent him from fulfilling his lofty ambitions for the club.
“It’s how I’ve cut my cloth in football I suppose, so I’m well used to it,” Dynan told The NLP after penning an 18-month contract.
“I had five years as assistant manager of Farnborough where we had to count every penny and then a year at Whyteleafe, who have a very low budget at that level.
“For me, it’s about coaching the players we already have and using my knowledge to get the best from those players and improving them as a group.
“We’ve got some real big hitters in our league, like Billericay for example, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will get promoted. Look at Ebbsfleet, it took them four years to get out of Conference South.
“Craig did a tremendous job before me, assembling a number of quality players and he’s really given the Kingstonian fans belief that they can achieve something.
“It was a very tough decision to leave Whyteleafe because they gave me my first real chance in management, but I am very ambitious and I want to manage at the highest level possible.
“I left Whyteleafe with a heavy heart but I’m delighted now to be given the opportunity to continue Craig’s good work and help take a great club like Kingstonian forward.”
Dynan lost just two of his last 23 matches in charge of Leafe, who admitted they were “shocked and disappointed” to lose the 44-year-old, who they lured from Combined Counties side Cobham 12 months ago.
The club tweeted: “We can confirm that we have received Leigh Dynan’s resignation from his role as first team manager.
“Leigh has been appointed on contract as first team manager at Kingstonian with immediate effect.
“We are shocked and disappointed by Leigh’s decision but his resignation has been reluctantly accepted. We wish Leigh well at his new club. Assistant manager Koo Dumbuya will also be leaving the club.
“John Scarborough and Danny Rose will take temporary charge of the first team until a new manager is appointed.”