Bolt makes return to Exmouth Town managerial berth

PUBLISHED: 10:27 08 June 2011

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JODY Bolt has returned to the managerial hot seat at Southern Road.

Bolt, who quite the job last summer takes over with immediate effect as manager and is relishing the chance to once again manage the affairs of his home town club.

He says: “It was a tough decision to make when I walked away, like everybody I probably needed the break from then game but, towards the later part of the past season I began to get more involved and the old passion came flooding back. It’s something fellow football people will understand. Once you have the football bug it is very difficult to shift it and I am so pleased to back at the helm of a club I have so much time for.”

Bolt continued: “I began to miss it as soon as I left then job the first time! I was forever keeping up to speed with the team’s fortunes and then decided when the time was right I would get involved again. Town had a good season last term and I’d like to think we have a really slid base from which to work towards the coming season. It was also very refreshing, indeed exciting, to see how successful the Reserve team was at Southern Road.”

Bolt is under no illusion as to how difficult the job is likely to be next season, especially with the area now having another side playing in the Eastern Division with the promotion of Sidmouth Town. The Vikings presence means yet another pair of East Devon derby matches but that’s water off a ducks back to Bolt who says: “The derby games are part and parcel of the bigger picture. Players always love to be involved in those sort of games and I don’t doubt my lot will be up for each and every one of them next season. I have kept abreast with things at other clubs in the League and got along to watch a high standard Devon Premier Cup final between Liverton and Budleigh and, with both sides once again in the league next season, they have set the standard that we will need to be ready to meet.”

He continued: “We will need a number of new players and I am a great believer in forming a solid spine as the central basis for a decent side. As a boss you are always unable to please all, the players, all the time, but I like to think of myself as a fair person and I always look to treat every one of my players the same as the next one. I can’t wait to get started.”

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