Basingstoke FC have appointed Martin Kuhl as their new first team manager.
The club issued the following statement announcing his appointment.
“Following the departure of Jason Bristow at the beginning of November, Terry Brown stepped in as Caretaker Manager to offer us time to identify and target the best possible candidates to become our new first team manager.
After a series of successful and exciting conversations over the last few weeks, we have managed to secure our number one target in Martin Kuhl.
Martin is a highly decorated Pro Licenced coach having won promotions with both Aldershot and Wycombe Wanderers. He also played a major role at Reading Football Club working under Brian McDermott, Nigel Atkins and most recently Jaap Stam. Alongside that role Martin managed one of Reading’s most successful Under 23 sides that the club had produced.
Martin will be assisted by Dan Brownlie, who within a short space of time has made a big impact to our ever-changing and growing Community Club.
Martin is already well equipped to take control with immediate effect having watched numerous games over recent weeks to familiarise himself with our squad.
We’d like to thank Terry for all of his efforts and for stepping in so quickly following Jason’s departure. Terry will revert to his role of Director of Football along with the added responsibility of being the chair of the Community Board. ‘I’m really pleased to welcome Martin to the club and look forward to working with him.’ Chairman Rafi echoed Terry’s comments ‘We’re really pleased to secure the services of Martin and we know he’ll be working hard with the team to get us back on track for the rest of the season.’
Martin will be officially introduced to the first team tomorrow evening as they prepare for Kings Langley on Saturday afternoon which will be Martin’s first game in charge.”