THE long managerial search has, at last, concluded this afternoon with the appointment of former Weymouth manager Mark Molesley.
Molesley joins the Shrimpers on a 3-year deal after a successful three seasons with non-league Weymouth where he guided the team to back-to-back promotions taking the Terras into the National League.
As well as his managerial duties at Weymouth the 39-year-old also combined his role with a coaching position in the u23 side at Bournemouth.
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It’s a really exciting time for me and my assistant manager coming in.
It’s a great day for us but it’s also a little bittersweet because I’m leaving two fantastic clubs as well, in Bournemouth and Weymouth. But we’re really excited by this challenge at this great football club so I’m proud to be standing here and excited by the challenge.
After speaking with the Chairman I can see he shares the same vision and work ethic to take this club onwards and upwards.
We’ve got to open up some cracks, open up the wounds a little bit and have a look because we really want to build some strong foundations to take the club onwards and upwards.
Sometimes that takes time but in football you’ve got to have a short-term impact for a long-term gain.
We’re going to work tirelessly hard for this football club and invest all our time into the process.
We’re going to be built on the training ground and time is of the essence.
We’re itching to get on the training ground and work with this exciting team. It’s a clean slate for everyone.
I like to think we show energy in everything we do and I like our team to reflect that.
There’s plenty for us to sink our teeth into, we’re really glad to be here and excited by the challenge.Southend United manager Mark Molesley