Contract extension for Yeovil manager

Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has signed a new three-year contract with the club. He took over the job in December 2015 following the departure of Paul Sturrock. The Glovers have lost just three of their last 16 matches.

Way, who played 273 times for the Huish Park club as a player, originally penned a deal that lasted until the end of the season. The club seemed destined for relegation a few months ago, but Way has guided the club well clear of any concerns.

The 36-year-old, in his first football management role, couldn’t hide his delight at extending his stay with a club that he holds a great amount of affection for,

“I feel very proud and honoured to have signed a new contract to be manager of Yeovil Town.
 
“Since I was a young lad it has always been my dream to become a professional footballer and follow that up by becoming a football manager.
 
“It was a massive honour for me to lead this great football club out as captain when we played our first game in the Football League against Rochdale after 108 years in non-league football and now I am leading the club as manager.
 
“The history this fantastic club has is remarkable and it has been my biggest job not to be scared and keep this club alive.”
Chairman John Fry is adamant that Way is set for a very bright future in management and says that he deserves his new contract, not just for his 15-years of service to the club, but because of the good job he has done since taking over,
“I have worked with Darren as a player and coach for 15 years. He has already committed to being a big part of the Glovers future plans.

“We have found an extraordinary leader and manager in Darren, who has the full backing of everyone at Huish Park, not only to build a squad, but a Club, that will achieve and sustain League One status within the next five seasons. He will not let our supporters down.”

Yeovil entertain rivals Exeter City this weekend, knowing a victory could see them potentially leapfrog Morecambe and Hartlepool United in the League Two table.
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