21 year old Jake Davies was announced at the start of the season as the new Stockport Town manager replacing Ian Rimmer. Davies brings alongside him assistant manager Tom Upton, as Town look forward to the 2017/18 North West Development League.
Davies does have experience in developing players, after a spell managing Maine Road FC reserve team, and his philosophy, and desire to help develop players as well as knowing first team manager Dave persuaded him to come to Stockport Town.
"Helping young players become more responsible and make effective decisions consistently is what I was there to do and what I look to do at Stockport now and in the future".
"The club has developed massively in the 4/5 years it has been going, the facilities, the relationships I have with the first team manager, and the ambition of both the chairman and the club. When Dave rang me to offer me the position it was something I was going to say yes to no matter what."
The new manager is currently in pre-season with his new team as they try to get the team prepared for the first game of the season against a very strong Southport side.
"We are shaping up very nicely with the players I've wanted to bring in as well as keeping the players who have shown great qualities and characteristics since I have arrived".
"The boys are starting to show me that they are beginning to understand how we want to play and what I expect from them and I am really excited for the first game against Southport".
Davies believes taking it game by game this season is the right approach and will be ready to take on whoever regardless of the league position.
"The under 18's last season won the clubs first league title and we would like to have another go at it again at under 21 level. However we know we have to work hard to achieve what we want and we will just take it game by game".