Corby Town have confirmed Chris Plummer will stay on as manager and lead the club into their Southern League Premier Division campaign.
Plummer was at the helm as the Steelmen were relegated from the Conference North at the end of April.
The club has remained silent since the end of the season but have now broken that silence ahead of the Southern League’s annual meeting tomorrow (Saturday).
And they have confirmed that Plummer will remain in charge while also admitting that an immediate return to Conference football will be the target.
The club statement, directed at their, fans said: “After meeting with the Supporters Trust yesterday evening, I am now very much aware that some of you are disappointed at the lack of communication from the club over the last few weeks.
“Unfortunately been facing many challenges which we have been frantically trying to solve in order to allow the club to move smoothly into next season.
“The storm seems to be calming now and there will be lots of changes going forward. Therefore this will be the first of several communications which will bring you up to speed on the preparations for the year ahead.
“Like you, we have been in a state of limbo as to which league we would end up in, and our fingers remained firmly crossed in the hope that we would be reprieved, but unfortunately luck did not go our way this time.
“Following last weekend’s Conference annual meeting we can now confirm that we will not be playing in the Conference North next season.
“Although this is extremely disappointing it does make the mission for this season very clear, we must get promoted!
“As you may have already heard the troops will continue to be led in to battle by Chris Plummer.
“Most of the information that you as fans are craving cannot be released for a few more days but rest assured it is iminent.
“Nothing will be confirmed until after the Southern League annual meeting which we are attending this Saturday in Torquay.
“Once this has happened we will have some facts for you and can then start releasing information about player signings, fixtures and other details which I know you are desperate to hear.
“But make sure you ‘watch this space’, as the chairman will be releasing a series of statements over the next week or so, starting on Tuesday, and we have lots of exciting things to share with you.”