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New Leek CSOB manager Dan Hyde is wasting no time preparing for new season

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 14, 2014

Andy Hyde.

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NEW Leek CSOB manager Dan Hyde has wasted no time in making preparations for the new season.

He has appointed his brother, Andrew as assistant first team manager.

Dan said: "I am delighted that Andy has agreed to join the club as he is obviously someone I trust and someone who knows how to get the best out of players.

"I feel it is important to get people in place off the field as soon as possible as there is still a lot of work to be done.

"I will be speaking to other people in the next two weeks and hope to have everyone in place within the next month."

Andy said: "This is a fresh opportunity and one which I will relish.

"It's a similar challenge to that on joining Elmo's over five years ago when we had to start from the bottom and build and galvanise a playing squad."

Dan, aged 30, who initially temporarily shared the manager's role after Brett Barlow resigned, is a former Old Boys captain.

He made 250 first team appearances after graduating through the club's youth ranks.

The Old Boys were facing signing off from the North West Counties League bottom of Division One, following a run of 14 defeats and a draw in 15 matches.

But a new committee was formed last month, with former players Steve Rutter and John Hyde – Dan and Andrew's father – taking over the positions of chairman and vice-chairman.

Three wins and a draw secured in the first team's last eight games lifted the Old Boys into a slightly more respectable finishing position in the league table.

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