Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley has high hopes for manager Steven Pressley, after his appointment as the club’s new boss was announced on Tuesday.Pressley, who has previously managed Coventry City and Falkirk, will be assisted by Neil MacFarlane.
He replaces Graham Alexander in the Highbury dugout, and chairman Pilley believes everything is in place for the 41-year-old to be a success with the Sky Bet League 1 club.
“I am really pleased with the appointment,” Pilley told fleetwoodtownfc.com.
“Steven has done an excellent job in incredibly difficult circumstances at the two football clubs he has been at before.
“We truly believe given the stability, the continuality and the facilities we have at Fleetwood Town, we have all ingredients to supply any manager with a great opportunity and we think Steven will be a great success.
“There were various standards and attributes that we were looking for. We spoke to a lot of people in football and the feedback was consistent.
“Steven is very hard working, he is intelligent and he has his own ideas how the game should be played which appeals to myself personally and the other senior management within the club.
“We want to play an exciting style of football that will entertain the public. It is a matter of fact that Steven has done very well at clubs in difficult situations. We are convinced he will do very well at Fleetwood Town given everything that we have to offer him.
“We have got our first choice and the man that we wanted. We will work with Steven now to make sure it is a happy and successful time for Fleetwood Town.”