Carno Football Club have announced that manager Chris Davies has reversed his decision to leave at the end of the season and will continue in his role as first team manager.
Speaking to the official Carno website, Davies spoke about how the season has panned out for his side and why he’s remaining at Ty Brith.
Chris has been with Carno for three years and has constructed a strong side, with the squad having lifted the Central Wales Cup in 2016 and now he has committed himself to another season in charge.
“After a bit of time to think, a few conversations with the committee (and a few beers) I decided that there was still something to build on. I thought it would be a shame to finish now when a lot of hard work has been put it to get us to where we are. I had a few offers but I’ve built the team over the past 3 years and didn’t want to be back to square one. I think we’ve got a great group of lads here and if we can stay together and put the work in I think we’ll win trophies.
There were some concerns I raised a few months ago and I felt they weren’t being addressed but I now feel they’ve been taken on board and efforts are being made to help the situation.
I had a couple of conversations with a few of the senior players and that was a big factor for me. It was nice to see I had their backing and they were keen for me to stay on as manager.
So I’ve committed myself for another season and hopefully there’ll be more success to come.”
At the beginning of the season Carno got off to a slow start, picking up three points from three games. Since then, they have been undefeated in the league, dating back to the 20th of August.
They currently sit in third place, 11 points off Rhayader Town with two games in hand.
The Carno manager believes that for this season the league title has passed them by, which is no doubt been a cause of their seven draws from their 22 games so far, but they still want to put as much pressure as they can on Rhayader and Berriew.
“I think this season has been a mixed one. I feel its been a missed chance with the league which I now think is a step too far. We still have a lot to play for starting with another cup quarter final on Saturday. We’ve got to pick ourselves up from yesterday and go again.”
Carno’s next game is a semi-final fixture against Dolgellau on Saturday.