Stuart Maynard honoured to be at Notts County

Last updated : 25 January 2024 By Magpie Mick

He said: “We knew it would have to take something really big to pull us away from Wealdstone, but once we knew Notts were interested we were excited.

“It ticks a lot of boxes in terms of the values of the club and the philosophy on the pitch - we were a footballing team at Wealdstone and [Notts] have played a similar way in recent times.

“We’re excited with the challenge now of coming here and being able to test ourselves at this club. When you sit down [with the board] and see their passion for the club and the direction that they want to go in with the project and the processes that are put in place, it’s exciting.

“As a management team, we’re very process driven and sticking to what you believe in. The feeling here is that it’s not just about me as the head coach, the club are together as one, and that will give us the best opportunity to win games of football.

“We’re honoured to be here now as the management team at Notts County, it’s a club we’ve respected and looked at intently from afar for a while.

“We’re all similar characters, Craig [Saunders] will come in as first-team coach and work closely with individual players to drip feed what we want to do tactically during the week.

“Matt [Saunders] and I work closely together, we see ourselves as together rather than a head coach and an assistant. Tactically speaking I think we’re very astute and we’d back ourselves against anyone.

“Luke [Williams] did an incredible job over the last 18 months to get this team to where it is and we’re looking forward to working with what we think is a very talented group and implementing little things to try and improve them.”