JUSTIN Luchford has been appointed Horsham Football Club’s new manager.
The former Faversham Town boss, 34, was confirmed as John Maggs’ replacement after a Horsham committee meeting last night (Wednesday), and confidently declared he is the right man for the job.
He remarked: “John will be a very tough act to follow and, if I’m honest, in the back of my mind I was asking myself ‘am I up to the challenge’. John is obviously a legend at this club, and rightly so, but hopefully the players and supporters will soon see that I am the right man to succeed him.
“I’m definitely up for the challenge. Its a challenge that excites me. Football is not a hobby for me, I take it very seriously. I’m not one of those who applies for every job going, in fact I’ve only ever applied for three managerial roles; the Faversham job, another that I didn’t make the interview process for, and this one at Horsham. I’m ambitious and want to succeed and, above all else, I want Horsham Football Club to succeed.”
Kevin Borrett, the club’s chairman said Luchford was ‘head and shoulders’ above the other candidates.
He added this morning: “Justin has energy and proven managerial experience, and I think a focus during what it going to be a difficult period with a difficult job to do.”
Luchford plans to name his assistant by the weekend. For a full interview and reaction to the appointment, see next Thursday’s West Sussex County Times.