BRETT Marshall has returned to Cannon Park to take charge of Retford United.
The 42-year-old was assistant manager with Badgers and won a treble in 2003/04, before stints at Southwell City, Kirkby Town and most recently Blidworth.
On his return to the club this week, Marshall, who came close to winning the Central Midlands League last season, vowed to bring the good times back to Retford.
“It’s good to be back,” he said.
“I’m wanting to get local interest back at the club, getting the local people back and taking an interest in their side.”
“I want to get people smiling again and the club winning football games – it’s as simple as that for me.”
Retford United were relegated from the Northern Premier last season, but dropped out of the Evo-Stik set-up completely, opting instead to take a place in the Northern Counties.
Chairman Bill Wyles told the Trader Guardian that Marshall had impressed him in the interview.
“I didn’t advertise the job because I had enough applications who I felt were good enough to do the job,” he said.
“I interviewed three who were all top drawer and Brett’s over all package was in front of the other two, in terms of the backroom staff he was bringing and things like that.”
“We’re very pleased to have him on board, he’s a breath of fresh air.”
“He has a very positive attitude, just what we needed.”