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AFC Totton confirm Dan Sackman as permanent head coach



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AFC Totton have confirmed Dan Sackman as the side’s permanent head coach.

It follows the Stags' shock 5-0 drubbing of Concord Rangers – who play two divisions higher – at the weekend to reach the FA Trophy third round for the first time.

He took the reins in an interim role after the shock departure of Glenn Howes and James Wood who left for Dorchester Town in October.

Former Moneyfields and Horndean player Sackman went up against his one-time mentors in an FA Trophy qualifier in his very first game in charge as the Stags defeated the Magpies 2-0.

Dan during the AFC Totton vs Dorchester FA Trophy match (photo: Les Chase)
Dan during the AFC Totton vs Dorchester FA Trophy match (photo: Les Chase)

The club confirmed Sackman’s appointment yesterday (Wednesday) as they push for promotion to the Southern League Premier Division.

The Stags also confirmed Liam Robinson as the permanent first team coach, while Scott Miller and Andrew Hanley continue as goalkeeping coach and sports injury therapist respectively, together with club physio Dave Penny and long-term first-team kit manager Adam Laurenson.

Club chair Stephen Snow said: “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to confirm Dan Sackman and his team in their permanent roles.

“They stepped up during a difficult time for the club and have done an excellent job to quickly steady the ship.

“We’ve already enjoyed some memorable performances under their leadership, which shows how well the players have responded, and we’re looking forward to what we hope is going to be a very successful period for this club.”



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