Jay Saunders: Maidstone United boss extends contract

Jay Saunders
Jay Saunders had spells with Margate, Ebbsfleet, Lewes and Madistone during his playing career

Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders has extended his contract with the National League club.

The 38-year-old was appointed by the Stones in March 2011 and led the Kent club to promotion from National League South last season via the play-offs.

Terry Casey told the club websiteexternal-link that he and fellow co-owner Oliver Ash wanted to continue their "love affair" with Saunders.

"He remains the best manager I have ever had contact with," Casey added.

"There is a bit of uncertainty about which league we are going to be in next season, so we felt it right to nail down the future,"

Maidstone, who will go full-time next season, are 21st in the National League table, one point from safety.

The club have not disclosed the length of Saunders' new deal.

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