Botterill is new boss at Sileby

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GLENN Botterill - who quit title-winning Long Buckby after steering them to their first UCL Premier Division championship - has a new job in football.

Botterill has been appointed as the new manager of Northampton Sileby Rangers.

Awarded UCL Manager of the Year he begins his new job today (Thursday).

Sileby finished second from bottom in the UCL Division One and Botterill said his aim was to get them promoted to the Premier Division and ultimately into the Southern League.

His assistant at Long Buckby Matt Green will be working alongside him in his new job at Sileby Rangers.

Botterill said he had enjoyed “fabulous years” at Long Buckby and it had been a hard decision to take but felt he had taken the Station Road club as far as he could.

He described the Sileby manager’s job as “a new challenge” and a “little bit into the unknown” but he was excited about the future at his ambitious new club.

“The facilities are absolutely fantastic.

“The playing surface is like a bowling green.”

Long Buckby sealed the Premier Division title crown in a thrilling finale to the season.

They beat Blackstones 2-1 at Station Road to claim the title – an achievement which Botterill described as “absolutely tremendous.”

He had warm praise for all the backroom staff for their invaluable contribution.

“The effort everybody at the club put in was just phenomenal.”