Stevenage FC supremo Phill Wallace insists he will be involved in 'collective' decision on Dina Maamria's assistant

PUBLISHED: 14:19 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:03 21 March 2018

Dino Maamria after his first Stevenage press conference. Credit @laythy29

Dino Maamria after his first Stevenage press conference. Credit @laythy29


Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has insisted the decision to pick new boss Dino Maamria's number two would be taken 'collectively'.

Maamria, who was unveiled at an official press conference at Bragbury End on Wednesday morning, is without an assistant at the moment although he is happy to draw upon the experience of coach Nicky Shorey as well as Ronnie Henry and Chris Day.

The popular Maamria is still deciding who to appoint, explained: “Well because [being offerd the job] happened so quickly I think that’s something I’ll have a discussion with one or two people we will make sure it will be right.

“I don’t think it works when a lot of managers go with people because they are friends in football,

“I tend to think about what we need in the football club. We have to be intelligent with that it’s a big decision.

“We’re in a fortunate position where I want to win the next game but I’ve got Nicky Shorey, I’ve got Ronnie Henry, I’ve got Chris Day.

“I’ve got enough experience in the dressing room to go by with for next week or the next two weeks until we sort out proper back room staff.

“But like I say that’s not an easy decision – because sometimes a manager will bring your people in, and you know from day one it’s not going to work out because you need to have the right people for this football club.”

Wallace, who caused controversy when he insisted he did not sack Darren Sarll and that he wanted the former manager to remain in a ‘technical’ role at the club, added: “We’ll make the decision on assistants’ collectively.

“We’ll consider all the candidates that are available and make the best choice possible.”

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