Steve Sharman reappointed as Guernsey football manager

Steve Sharman
Guernsey did not lose a match under Steve Sharman at this summer's Island Games

The Guernsey Football Association has reappointed Steve Sharman as the island team's manager.

Sharman has been in charge for two years and led Guernsey to the Island Games gold medal this summer.

He also guided them to a record away win over Jersey in the 2014 Muratti.

"There is confidence that Steve is the perfect man to continue leading the exceptional group of senior players to more success," said GFA chief executive Gary Roberts in a statement.

Sharman will also retain his role as manager of the Priaulx League's representative side and as director of youth football in Guernsey.

He also assists in the running of the island's Isthmian League side Guernsey FC.

"Steve has a well-deserved reputation as a coach with extensive experience, knowledge and skills but what is arguably more impressive is the commitment that Steve consistently shows to Guernsey football as a whole," added Roberts.

Sharman's next game in charge will be the Muratti semi-final in Alderney on 2 April.

"Having been part of a successful Muratti performance in Jersey and winning a gold medal at this year's Island Games I have experienced the fabulous emotion those victories generate for the island," said Sharman.

"What stands out even greater though is losing the Muratti this year, a moment in time that I will never, or be allowed to, forget.

"Whilst in no way underestimating the semi-final in Alderney next April, to have the opportunity to potentially gain some pride back, and the Vase, in the 2016 Muratti on Jersey soil again is a fabulous honour and one I will take full responsibility for."

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