Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Managing Nicely in Lower Leagues

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Managing Nicely in Lower Leagues

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MANAGEMENT, it can be argued, becomes tougher the further down the pyramid system you go.

No cash, limited player skills, small crowds, no sponsors battling for preference.

That being so, Tommy Cassidy has earned his stripes by grasping the sticky end of the lollipop.

He has managed Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus, Gateshead, Glentoran, Ards, Sligo Rovers, Workington, Newcastle Blue Star and now Whitby Town in that order.

Success was a'plenty - in Cyprus where Terry McDermott played for him and both Kevin Keegan and George Best guested.

At his old club Glentoran where he won the Irish Cup and qualified for Europe, and with Joe Harvey's former club Workington where three promotions were harvested.

Whitby, however, is his current abode.

He joined them last October when his remit was to keep them from being relegated. He achieved it comfortably.

Cassidy said: "It is a solid little club with a decent ground and playing just two leagues below the Conference. …

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