Ruscoe and Evans to lead Saints into Europe

The New Saints are to keep interim manager Scott Ruscoe and assistant-manager Steve Evans for their UEFA Champions League qualifier.

Long time servants of the club, Ruscoe and Evans will be given the opportunity to lead the side into Europe.

The pair don’t currently possess the necessary UEFA Pro Licence qualification but chairman Mike Harris is hopeful of them joining a course to prepare them for managing the club when speaking to BBC Wales Sport.

“Scott or Steve will have to find a Pro Licence course somewhere.”

“We’re hoping the FAW [Football Association of Wales] may have another course to run and they get selected for it.”

Should Evans and Ruscoe not find a place on an appropriate then the club will have to find a replacement for departing manager Craig Harrison externally:

“If they don’t we’ll have to find someone else around Europe, because one of the things the club prides itself on is our succession planning.

“Scott and Steve Evans have been in situ for two to three seasons so that as and when that day came [Harrison left], the club wasn’t having to scrabble around trying to find someone in an emergency.”
The BBC also went on to say that the club have already received plenty of applications from outside of the club. 

(Featured Image: Brian Jones) 

One thought on “Ruscoe and Evans to lead Saints into Europe”

  1. Eric Hall says:

    Now that’s what I call “forward planning” – having two people ready for three years to take over the hot seat – but neither of them with the UEFA Licence.
    Perhaps Carl Darlington’s departure really DID take TNS by surprise after all!

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