Boss Mills agrees a new deal with Corby
Experience manager Gary Mills is set to lead Corby Town into the new surroundings of the Northern Premier League Midlands division next season
Gary Mills says he is “excited” for what lies ahead at Corby Town after he confirmed he has agreed a new two-year contract with the club.
The experienced manager, who won the European Cup as a player with Nottingham Forest, arrived at Steel Park last summer and duly led Corby to the top of the Southern League Division One Central before the 2020-21 campaign was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The season was ultimately curtailed and the Steelmen are now preparing for life in new surroundings after it was confirmed they will be switching to the new Northern Premier League Midlands division for the 2021-22 campaign.
But Mills has now revealed that he will be staying on to lead Corby into that season and the one after it as well.
“I have now agreed a new two-year contract with Corby,” the former York City boss said.
“I signed a one-year deal last season and I was thoroughly enjoying what was going on.
“We got ourselves into a great position and the players were doing the jobs I wanted them to do before it all came to a halt.
“It was a matter of waiting for the club to sit down with me and I sat down with them and they have offered me two years, which I am only too pleased to sign to be honest.
“The club is ambitious, which is massive for me. I want to show that I can get Corby back through a couple of leagues and turn it around a little bit.
“It’s exciting. It has been a tough few months for every football club but certainly for my club at Corby and it’s now a case of making sure we get the players as excited as I am as a manager.
“We will be getting together this Saturday for the first time in months just to say hello again and do a bit of a workout so that we are geared up to get back into it properly at the end of June.”
Mills, meanwhile, is hopeful that the majority of last season’s squad will stay on for the next campaign.
However, he knows the switch from the Southern League to the Northern Premier League could have an impact on who stays and who doesn’t.
“We have spoken to the majority and the majority are coming back and we will be seeing them this weekend,” he added.
“I am hoping the fact that we have switched divisions won’t affect many of them.
“These boys do work and it was good for some players that we were in the Southern League because it was easier for them to get to places.
“Certainly for evening games it was easy for the lads based a bit further south to get there so we need to make sure they won’t be affected by the switch.”