Steve signs a 4-year deal that links perfectly for what is a very exciting new phase for Basford United FC. The club ultimately wishes to work towards becoming partially playing staff Full time from preseason 2020 & targeting further progression up the Football Pyramid.
Basford Would like to thank Notts County & Owner Alan Hardy in facilitating the agreement for Steve to join Basford United FC, & release Steve from his contract as 1st team coach & Head Coach of Notts County’s Under 23s at the end of this season.
Steve Chettle off the back of a superb professional career at Nottingham Forest spanning over 400 league games fits the profile of the Football Club. Steve has been closely followed by Basford United & Chairman Chris Munroe for a number of years, dating right back to his time working with Kevin Wilson at Ilkeston Town & Conference North Nuneaton Borough. Steve returned to Ilkeston in 2017 appointed by Alan Hardy, & oversaw a promotion for Ilkeston to the Midland Football League Premier Division. Steve then joined Notts County Coaching staff at the start of this season as a 1st team Coach, & also had spell as Notts County Caretaker 1st team manager. Steve was ultimately responsible for the development of Notts County Under 23s scholars.
Basford United now provide a route for Steve to get back into Senior 1st team Management in our forward-thinking club. The club is ecstatic at this appointment & it fits perfectly with everything we stand for, integrating young talent with experience to the ranks of Basford United FC 1st team & beyond.
Steve will be joined by a backroom coaching staff of Liam Hearn, Dom Roma, Michael Leslie. Physio Cam Nind, Kit man Wayne Miles & Goal keeper coach Grahame Rodger form the basis of a very good Management/Coaching team for 2019-20. Steve also looks forward to working closely with Liam Hearn in what is an excellent Football Educational U16-U19 Academy program.
Basford Chairman Chris Munroe Commenting “ I am delighted we have secured the appointment of (Chets) . Me & only me alone made the tough decision to change a very successful management pairing in Martin Carruthers & Mark Clifford who left a very good platform. At the time of changing managers, I vowed the next appointment would not be advertised, but be carefully selected & I have stuck to this. Steve Chettle was always that person, & despite taking a while to get this over the line delighted, we have finally got their. I believe the club is in really good hands with Steve and supported by some excellent people in Dom, Liam, Milo, Michael. I have no doubt in future years we could look back, that this was the most pivotal set of appointments in the club’s long history”
Steve Chettle commenting stated “ I am delighted to join Basford United & work closely with Liam & Dom & our existing backroom staff. I look forward to continuing to push Basford United Forward”