Chairman Jenkins: it’s Bloor’s job if he still wants it

Eastbourne Town are hopeful manager Danny Bloor will remain at the club after consolidating his team’s place in Ryman League football for another season.

Chairman David Jenkins believes Bloor has done a great job since he took over the managerial reins, and sees no reason why he can’t carry on for the foreseeable future.

He said, “Danny is the manager here and has done really well with the team so far. If he still wants the job then we’re certainly happy for him to carry on.”

Despite this glowing rendition however, Bloor was a lot more pragmatic when asked about his future plans for the club.

He said, “I have a meeting with the chairman David Jenkins coming up in the next few days. After that, things should be a bit clearer and everyone can make their plans accordingly.”

Reflecting on the past season, the Town boss was full of praise for everyone involved at the club.

He said, “I’m very happy with how we’ve done. If you look at where we were 12 months a go, the changes we’ve made both on and off the pitch have been excellent.

“It’s almost been a case of rebuilding the club, and I’d say we’ve done a great job on it.

“We’ve got some good young players coming through and everyone behind the scenes can be proud of their efforts.

“We’re one of the smallest clubs in the league with the smallest budget. I’m not moaning about it, we know what we have at our disposal but it doesn’t make life any easier.

“The teams that finished below us all have more money than us, so to finish where we did is quite an achievement.”

Bloor did admit however that he was disappointed with his side’s form at The Saffrons, with Town only winning only four of their 21 home league games throughout the season.

He added, “The home form was obviously the biggest problem. We never really turned it on in front of our own fans, but some of the away performances showed what we’re capable of when we play at our best.

“Going to the eventual champions Met Police and drawing 1-1 was a terrific result, as was our 3-1 win away at runners-up Bognor Regis earlier in the season.

“These kind of performances show that we do have some real talent at the club and that we can compete with the very best at this level.”