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Woking appoint Baker as new boss


Woking have given caretaker manager Graham Baker the job on a permanent basis despite their relegation from the Blue Square Premier being confirmed.

The club's youth-team coach has seen the Cards take seven points from his five games so far.

He told BBC Surrey: "I'm privileged to take charge at this great club. If I didn't take it now, I'd probably look back and say 'what if?'.

"I back myself and believe in myself that I will be successful."

There are lots of people who want to be number two at this great club

Woking manager Graham Barker

Baker already has an assistant in mind and will make contact shortly.

He said: "It will be somebody who has knowledge of the league we've just left, and the league we are going into [Blue Square South].

"All things have to suit that party, but that won't be a problem. There are lots of people who want to be number two at this great club."

Current club chairman David Taylor admits a number of names were discussed: "Several names were mentioned in the board meeting. There are lots of well-known high-profile managers out there.

"A lot of people have been saying [former Lewes and Northwich boss] Steve King has put himself forward. He's a personal friend of mine.

"I think other people have been putting him forward. I hope he gets a successful position somewhere."

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