Jason Lee right man for Boston United - Lee Canoville

Lee Canoville
Lee Canoville

Outgoing Boston United joint-manager Lee Canoville is confident new sole boss Jason Lee is the best man to take the club forward.

The pair had been in joint charge since March 2011, but chairman David Newton wants to reduce managerial costs and spend more on the playing budget.

"I want Jason to do well here," Canoville told BBC Lincolnshire.

"He's now got the whole summer and pre-season to get things right, and I'm sure he will."

Lee and Canoville had guided the Pilgrims to third in Blue Square Bet North last season before losing to Guiseley in the play-off semi-finals.

"Jason wanted me to stay more as a player, but I think it was time to move on," Canoville added.

"I've enjoyed my two spells at the club and will only have fond memories. I've had lots of ups and downs in my career and I'm obviously disappointed.

"Something different was offered in the end but you don't want to stay somewhere when you might not have a big influence on the club, and I'm used to having a big influence here."

The 31-year-old's final appearance in the 3-3 draw against Guiseley was his 171st for the club, as Boston finished 11th in the table.

"I still feel I've got a couple of years in me as a player, so that's what I'll concentrate on doing now," he said.

"This has been a great opportunity, a great experience, and I've enjoyed my time. I'm only going to wish everyone well here."