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Steve Chettle set to become new Basford United manager

Steve Chettle

Steve Chettle will become the new manager of Basford United from July 1st.

The former Nottingham Forest defender has signed a four-year deal to join the the Northern Premier League club once his contract as first team coach and head coach of Notts County’s U23s has ended.

The ambitious Nottinghamshire-based club is working towards becoming full-time from 2020.

Chettle played in Non-League for Burton Albion and Ilkeston Town, where he became manager in 2017, overseeing promotion to the Midland League, before leaving last year to join Kevin Nolan at Notts County. He has also worked under Kevin Wilson at Nuneaton.

Basford axed Martin Carruthers in March, who had guided the club to two promotions.

Chettle will be joined by a backroom coaching staff of Liam Hearn, Dom Roma, Michael Leslie and Grahame Rodger.

Basford chairman Chris Munroe said: “I am delighted we have secured the appointment of Chets.

“Me and only me alone made the tough decision to change a very successful management pairing in Martin Carruthers & Mark Clifford who left a very good platform.

“At the time of changing managers, I vowed the next appointment would not be advertised, but be carefully selected & I have stuck to this. S

“Steve Chettle was always that person and despite taking a while to get this over the line delighted, we have finally got there. I believe the club is in really good hands with Steve and supported by some excellent people in Dom, Liam, Milo, Michael.

“I have no doubt in future years we could look back, that this was the most pivotal set of appointments in the club’s long history.”

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