Scott’s on board as joint-manager at Corinthians

Shaun Sparrow will be sharing managerial duties with Jim Scott at Rothwell Corinthians next season
Shaun Sparrow will be sharing managerial duties with Jim Scott at Rothwell Corinthians next season

Rothwell Corinthians have confirmed Jim Scott will be linking up with Shaun Sparrow as they become joint-managers for the forthcoming United Counties League Premier Division campaign.

Sparrow led Corinthians to promotion from Division One just over a year ago and then went on to guide them to a creditable 14th-placed finish on their return to the top flight.

The club advertised the fact that they were on the hunt for a potential joint-manager following discussions with Sparrow.

And now they have got their man in the form of the experienced Scott.

Corinthians chairman Mark Budworth said: “Following discussions with Shaun it became very clear that to manage a club properly at our level is too much for one person.

“We promoted the fact we were looking to add to the management team and, with Shaun, we also targeted one or two people we felt would really add something extra to the club.

“We had a couple of really interesting candidates but Jim had an outstanding CV, experience as a coach at Northampton Town for the past six years and, importantly, he has coached, managed and played for senior and youth teams in the United Counties League.

“Both Jim and Shaun know and understand what is required in this league to be successful and we are confident that their differing management skills will combine to take the club forward.”

Sparrow added: “Jim understands the game and his plans for improving the club were very impressive.

“It will be good to share ideas and put a plan in place for the forthcoming season”

Scott, meanwhile, is hoping he can help Corinthians move to “the next level”.

“I am delighted to join Rothwell Corinthians and thank them for the opportunity,” the new joint-boss said.

“What the lads and Shaun achieved last year, in their debut season in the UCL Premier, was impressive.

“It’s now about taking it to the next level, strengthening the squad and improving various aspects of the team and I am looking forward to working with the players and staff at the club.

“We will be sitting down with the lads in the next few days and letting them know our plans.

“As always in football at this time of year, players get interest from other clubs which we expect.

“We have targets of our own which we are already working on but want to keep as much of last year’s squad as possible and improve where needed”

It is likely that Sparrow and Scott will be adding to their coaching team shortly ready for the pre-season programme of games against the likes of Kettering Town, Corby, Oakham United, Bugbrooke and Quorn.