Former Town boss Suter takes over at Wick

John Suter
John Suter

Former Steyning Town manager John Suter has been named the new boss of Wick & Barnham United.

Suter left Town after two years in charge at the end of last season and was replaced by Alan Skipper at The Shooting Field.

Suter has now replaced Jon Tucker, who has taken over at Pagham, as Wick’s new boss. Wick were promoted into Division 1 of the Southern Combination League last season and Suter is looking forward to returning to a club he previously managed from 1974 to 1977.

He was appointed to the role by new chairman Peter Whittle on Saturday. Whittle took over as the Wick’s chairman last week and has brought former Wick manager Carl Stabler back to the club as a director. Former chairman Keith Croft is now the club’s president.

Wes Hallett will be Suter’s assistant manager and Lee Tillyer will continue as a coach.

Suter said: “It’s nice to be back at Wick. It’s my old club and where it all started for me.

“I played there, managed there, was vice-chairman and I was a life president of Wick Football Club.

“It’s not going to be a cakewalk next season but Keith Croft did a marvellous job to keep the club together in the last few years.

“The club does need a makeover now and, hopefully, Peter Whittle, is the man to get that started.”