David Sayers has made a return to Newmarket Rugby Club after being named the new head coach.
Sayers previously held the same position at the club between 2007-11 and sensationally led the team to two promotions and the divisional final of the National Vase competition during his last tenure, before leaving due to work commitments.
His first task will be to help turn around struggling Newmarket’s form, which sees them sit bottom of IPA Greene King Eastern Counties League Division One, having won just two games all season.
Sayers is due to be in the dugout on Saturday with his side hosting ninth-placed Thurston (2.30pm kick-off), as they aim to halt a run of four successive defeats which has left them 10-points adrift of nearest side Mersea Island.
Speaking of his return, Sayers said:“It is an honour to take on this position within Newmarket RUFC.
“After finishing my contract in 2011 due to work commitments I am pleased to be offered the head coaching role with Newmarket once again.
“I am excited about working with the players old and new and bringing new things to the table.”
Meanwhile, chairman John Adams spoke of his joy at the appointment.
“I’m extremely pleased that Dave has joined as our new head coach in our 60th anniversary year,” he said.
“He was instrumental in the success of the club during his previous tenure with us and we look forward to him repeating that success.”