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Snape relishes Bromsgrove challenge

John Snape
Snape will demand his players are fully committed to the cause

Bromsgrove Rovers' new manager John Snape is relishing the challenge of turning around the club's fortunes.

Snape succeeds Rod Brown at the Southern League Midland Division club and says confidence will be a key element to a successful season.

"Hopefully a few wins will get a feel-good factor around the club," he told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"We need to get ourselves a little bit of momentum to move the club forward," he added.

Snape is in his second spell as a player at the Victoria Ground and says his enthusiasm for the game is as strong as ever.

He is realistic enough to know that his playing days are almost over, but has not ruled out figuring again next season should the need arise.

"I'm not going to play forever and I probably should have packed up about five years ago," he said.

I have worked with the chairman before and he is a character

John Snape

"I still hope to have a slight involvement but I am 40 this year so it will be quite difficult at any level of football.

"I know what the club is about so hopefully I can carry on the good working relationship I have had with them that can help move the club forward," he added.

Snape's enthusiasm for the game has endeared him to supporters wherever he has played and he says he will demanding similar levels of commitment from his players.

Rovers had two managers last season, with Duane Darby's departure at the end of August prompting Brown's return to the Victoria Ground.

Snape knows the Greens' chairman Tom Herbert can be a difficult man to please, but he is confident they can work well together.

"I have worked with the chairman before and he is a character," he said.

"Everyone who relates to the club probably relates to Tom Herbert more than they do Bromsgrove Rovers.

"The club has had Conference status but it is not there at the moment, but the aim is to get is to get back up to a decent level of football."

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see also
Snape becomes new Bromsgrove boss
12 May 09 |  Non League
Bromsgrove chairman urged to quit
05 May 09 |  Non League

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