It's all change at FC Team
FC Team have announced a major restructuring, with Michael Myers and Ben Gilbey taking over as A-team managers from Mitch Young.
Young has led the club’s first string for the past 11 years, but he has decided to take charge of the B team for season 2014/15, with David Gordon leading the challenge of FC Team C.
"Having reached our goal of getting to the MSFL Premier Division the aim from there was to maintain our place in the division but to also try and challenge for silverware,” Young told JC Sport.
"It is fair to say that whilst I am happy we managed to maintain our status, we’ve never seriously challenged. So it was time to consider change. We were lucky and blessed to have in our previous C Team not only great managers in Ben and Mike, but also a plethora of outstanding young talent.
Mitch Young will lead FC Team B next season
"We considered them the future and now they are very much the present and they will be able to take the club forward and over the next season or two hopefully challenge for some major silverware. Given their ages they are in a better position to attract younger players to the first team and as a sign of intent – with the influential Yoav Lebens agreeing to join from last year’s treble winners Hendon. I have full faith in Ben and Mike and wish them every success."
Young insists he is happy with the club is now going and he is relishing his new role. He said: "This has now enabled the club to have a proper structure with a proper three-tiered system. I will be taking charge of the B Team with Jonathan Pearl as my assistant and a number of players from last year’s A Team.
"David Gordon will be managing the C-team which was the previous B-team. It looks like both teams will be in Division 2 which I wanted to try and avoid but nonetheless will lead to good banter and a healthy inter club rivalry."
"The club restructure has come at the right time. We have not won a trophy since 2009 and now all focus is on winning silverware this season and over the next few years at a cup, or certainly the Division 2 title.
"We are proud to be one of the biggest clubs in Jewish Football and if any players would like to join they should contact me directly."
Ben Gilbey and Myers led FC Team C to third in Division Three last season and they have already started plotting for the new campaign.
"The opportunity that has presented itself has infused my team which was formed three years ago,” Myers told JC Sport.
"We have been the 'nearly men' for the past two years losing three league games in two seasons, but this year will be the ultimate challenge.
"Playing in the top division challenges every player to perform their best every Sunday - something we have not yet experienced.
"The faith that the club has bestowed upon us fills us with confidence, and the given talent we have as well as, Ben Gilbey, in my opinion the finest manager in the MSFL, expect us to compete with the very best."
The format for MGBSFL season 2014/15 will be revealed tomorrow.