Following the resignation of Les Whitton as first team manager, Brentwood Town FC have announced that they have appointed Danny Dafter and Adam Flanagan as a joint management team with immediate effect.
Danny Dafter is a former Brentwood Town captain having first played for the Club in the 2006/07 season. A tough tackling midfielder he also played for East Thurrock United, Dartford and Concord Rangers. Adam Flanagan played for Gillingham, Dagenham & Redbridge, Hastings, Folkestone and Dartford. He has left his role as head coach at Brentwood’s Ryman North rivals Aveley to team up with his former Dartford team mate Dafter. Danny and Adam will be assisted by Chris Smith who held a similar position under Les Whitton and has a lot of experience with the club’s youth setup as well as the first team.
Brentwood Town would like to thank Les Whitton, who was appointed first team manager during the summer. Les and his management team rebuilt the first team squad following all but one of the previous season's first team squad leaving. It has been a difficult situation for Les to assemble a new squad from scratch capable of producing positive results in a very competitive League. Les managed to implement a changeover in the right direction and the Club now have a very young, but obviously very inexperienced squad for the future, but results have not been kind and Blues sit in the bottom two in the table despite playing some very good football and it is true to say that results have not been kind to the time and effort put in by Les and his coaching staff. Les felt he was unable to take the Club forward further at this time. The Club added that they were grateful for the time and effort Les has put in during his third stint at the Club and wish him good luck in the future. Les is a very good coach with sound football knowledge at this level.