BUD­GET CUT NO WRENCH FOR KS BOSS

The Non-League Football Paper - - RESULTS SERVICE - By Jon Couch

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.”

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