Pennyfather signs Chelmsford new deal

CHELMSFORD City boss Glenn Pennyfather has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

Pennyfather said his relentless desire to lead “the club I love” into the Blue Square Bet Premier was a major factor behind the deal, with the Clarets’ boss repeating there was never a doubt over his future.

Pennyfather is entering his sixth season at Melbourne Stadium, the third as boss in his own right following three years as assistant to Jeff King, and he reiterated that although the paperwork has only just been completed on his new contract, he always knew his future was with the progression of Chelmsford City.

Having built what he believes to be his strongest ever Clarets squad for 2011/12, Pennyfather said: “I’d spoken to the Chairman and the Board of Directors prior to the end of last season and, although it’s gone on a while, I always knew with my meetings with Mansell Wallace that I had no problems and I knew it would come to fruition in the end.”

“There’s been a lot of speculation about it over the summer, the close season and pre-season but I didn’t think there were any doubts about it. I’m so pleased. I love the club, I love doing what I do and we’re desperate for success. I want to be the manager to lead our club into the Conference National and beyond.”

Chairman Wallace was equally excited, adding: “Glenn has always had our 100% support, and will continue to do so as we all work together to achieve promotion to the Premier. Glenn’s a lovely man with the right credentials, he’s very popular with the supporters and we’re certain he’s the man to spearhead our title challenge.”