Westley agrees contract extension
Boro boss Graham Westley has agreed to stay at The Lamex Stadium for another season. The 41-year-old was coming to the end of his contract with Stevenage but, after meeting with chairman Phil Wallace yeserday, he has agreed to stay on for another 12 mont
Boro boss Graham Westley has agreed to stay at The Lamex Stadium for another season.
The 41-year-old was coming to the end of his contract with Stevenage but, after meeting with chairman Phil Wallace yeserday, he has agreed to stay on for another 12 months.
Wallace said it was always the club's intention to keep Westley and is hoping Boro can build on the foundations already laid to focus on a promotion campaign next season.
"The discussion was always about whether Graham wanted to do another year with us, not whether or not the club would offer him one," said Wallace. "To me, that was a given. What club wouldn't be delighted with a play off place and a Trophy win at Wembley, with a record breaking unbeaten run thrown in for good measure?
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"I've really enjoyed the year, I think we've brought in some really fine players and I think we have a great chance to compete again next season. I made it clear right from the start that if Graham wanted to go again next season, then the board were right behind him."
Wallace revealed that the club has had some "unexpected incomes" over the last few months to loosen the purse strings but added there are not likely to be any wholesale changes.
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"We will do our best to strengthen the squad for next season in the few areas that Graham has mentioned are important.
"We have to operate within our budgets because the financial climate dictates that we remain cautious. But we've had some unexpected income these past few months and that should offset the losses we were racking up, allowing us to provide Graham with limited funds to bring in new players this summer.
"Having said that, we don't expect to make wholesale changes - we really want to keep the backbone of the squad together, including the management team that have performed so well.