Potts not planning to return just yet

STEVE Potts has no plans to return to management - not during this season anyway.The former Grundisburgh and Felixstowe and Walton United boss has one of the best managerial records in local football.

Elvin King

STEVE Potts has no plans to return to management - not during this season anyway.

The former Grundisburgh and Felixstowe and Walton United boss has one of the best managerial records in local football.

But he has been spending his time improving his golf on Saturday afternoons since he left the Ridgeons League Premier Division last season.

Potts was a big success at Grundisburgh being a multiple winner of the Kingsley Healthcare SIL Senior Division title as well as taking the honours in the Suffolk Senior Cup and the Omnico Cup.

His last club Felixstowe were promoted from the Ridgeons League Division One in 2006.

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“I am still playing golf poorly, but I am enjoying my Saturday afternoons,” said Potts.

“I have no interest in returning to football at the moment but next season if the right club at the right level came along I would have a look at it.

“It is not until you take a break that you realise the stresses and anxiety you are under in what is in effect a seven day a week 24 hour a day situation.”

Potts' works commitments can take him all over the world, and he has to take this into consideration.

“Life is currently tough out there for managers with money tight and expectations high,” added Potts.

“You have to ensure that you have good folk around you and in this respect I have to thank people like Steve Buckle and Mark Scopes.

“Things are not going so well at Steve's club Ipswich Wanderers, but I'm sure they will get sorted out while Mark's Woodbridge Town are not where they would like to be, but they had a great victory at Felixstowe just after Christmas.

“I watch Felixstowe quite a lot and chat to manager Glen Driver and they are doing well, while I'm sure Grundisburgh will pick up after what has been a slow start to the season for them.

“There are young players coming through who are about to make an impact and I still have a big interest in the local football scene.”

Potts' record speaks for itself and to many it would be a major surprise if he didn't return to the managerial hot seat at some stage in the not too distant future.

It would be a waste if he didn't.

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