Former Stratford Town boss Darren Byfield excited by new challenge at Walsall Wood
FORMER Stratford Town boss Darren Byfield has been named as the new manager of Midland League Premier Division side Walsall Wood.
The 42-year-old quit Stratford last month after just six games in charge and he now believes he has found the “right place” to kick-start his managerial career.
“This club excites me,” Byfield told the Express & Star.
“I have a chairman who will let me manage, who will back me.
“Everything here is set up to be successful, both on and off the pitch. I know I can do it.
“This is what I want to do. I want to be a manager. Sometimes, it is all about finding the right club and the right people behind the club. I believe this is the right place for me.”
Byfield replaces Gary Birch in the ML Safety Stadium dugout, with his one-time Saddlers team-mate becoming Wood’s director of football.