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Kettering Town appoint Morell Maison and Nicky Eaden

Morell Maison
Maison returned as caretaker boss for three games last season

Kettering Town have reappointed Morell Maison and Nicky Eaden as manager and assistant manager respectively.

Maison led the Poppies to second place in Conference North in 2006/07 but was sacked with just a few games of the season remaining.

He returned to Rockingham Road as caretaker for three matches last year.

Maison told BBC Radio Northampton: "We'll play attacking, exciting football but the first job is to stay in the league."

He added: "Nicky will be a perfect foil to me.

"He's played at every level of the game, and I've managed all through the feeder leagues and into the Conference. Between us, we've got extensive knowledge and great ideas for how we want to play the game.

It is essential the club returns to its policy of bringing in and developing young talented players, which has not happened since Morell left

Imraan Ladak, Kettering chairman

"It's an exciting time for the football club and if, as I expect, the relocation comes together, it'll be another chapter in the history of a fantastic football club."

Chairman Imraan Ladak said: "I am confident that combining [Morell and Nicky's] experience and abilities has great potential for success on the field. Their appointment has given a lift to the squad."

Eaden was assistant to Mark Cooper as Kettering won Blue Square North by a record margin in 2007/08.

"Morell and Nicky were two of the three people responsible for one of the most successful periods in the club's history between 2006 and 2009," said Ladak.

"It is essential that the club returns to its policy of bringing in and developing young talented players, which has not happened since Morell left."

The appointment follows the departure of Marcus Law to Tamworth at the end of last season.

The appointment of Maison and Eaden does not necessarily mean Roger Ashby, appointed as a coach in December, will depart.

"Most definitely [there is a role for him]. I haven't had a chance to chat with Roger yet, but that'll happen in the next couple of days," said Maison.

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see also
Poppies closer to Nene Park move
27 Jun 11 |  Kettering
Tamworth name Law as new manager
25 May 11 |  Tamworth
Poppies recruit club legend Ashby
16 Dec 10 |  Kettering
Maison demands Poppies 'character'
24 Sep 10 |  Kettering
Kettering Town sack boss Maison
16 Apr 07 |  Non League

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