SHILDON SHOW THE WAY TO GRAY

The Non-League Football Paper - - NEWS -

THE of­fer of join­ing Ebac North­ern League Divi­sion One side Shildon AFC as sport­ing di­rec­tor just felt right, says for­mer York City man­ager Martin Gray. The 47-year-old was axed by the Na­tional League North Min­ster­men only five games into this sea­son hav­ing en­joyed three pro­mo­tions at Dar­ling­ton . Now he’s made a shock re­turn to foot­ball three lev­els below where he was manag­ing. “I was ap­proached a num­ber of weeks ago by David [Dent, chair­man] to dis­cuss the op­por­tu­nity of tak­ing Shildon for­ward and pro­gress­ing up the leagues,” Gray said. “His vi­sion, the project ahead and the role of sport­ing di­rec­tor ex­cites me, I had nu­mer­ous man­age­ment of­fers ear­lier in the sea­son but they have not been right for me. This feels right. “It’s about the big­ger pic­ture for the club and Shildon. As soon as I met with David and we dis­cussed the plans for the wider com­mu­nity, it was easy to see how we could work in part­ner­ship to achieve this. I have had sub­se­quent meet­ings with David and man­ager Daniel Moore and we are united in our thoughts mov­ing for­ward.”

FRESH START: Martin Gray was axed by York just five games into the sea­son

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