Viva la Devolution! Alan signs up for three more seasons.
By Steve Jinman
1 May 2017
Maidenhead United have agreed a contract extension with manager Alan Devonshire.
Having completed his second season since returning to the club by winning the Vanarama National League South title, Alan will become the first to manage the Magpies in a National division, having agreed a deal with chairman Peter Griffin to extend his contract until the end of the 2019/20 season. Alan initially arrived at York Road as joint manager alongside Martyn Busby in the summer of 1996. He decided to go it alone in March 1997 and soon won the club's first silverware in 27 years in the shape of the 1997 Isthmian League Full Members Cup. Back to back Berks & Bucks Senior Cup wins followed before promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division was achieved in 2000. There were two further Berks & Bucks Senior Cup wins before Alan left the club in 2003, going on to great success with Hampton and Braintree Town. Returning to United in 2014, Alan attracted live TV to York Road for the first time when his team drew an unforgettable FA Cup First Round tie at Port Vale. Then this season, having hit the top of the table at the end of August, Alan's team barely looked back as they moved steadily to the championship, accruing 98 points in front of four figure crowds. Everyone at the club is absolutely delighted that Alan will be at the helm as we embark on our first ever Vanarama National League season in August.