Following the announcement that Lloyd Blackman will be taking over as first team manager as Scott Porter moves to a new role within the club, the former Whitstable Town player and Ramsgate manager gave us a few thoughts on his appointment.
“Firstly, it’s a great honour to be given the opportunity to manage Whitstable Town, a club very close to my heart, having spent close to a season here as a player and captain nearly 10 years ago.
When Scott approached me recently, asking if I would be interested in taking the role and working with him again, I felt it was too good an opportunity to turn down. Further meetings with the board confirmed my thoughts, especially once knowing the plans for the future outlined by Ron Martin and the new chairman Steve Clayton.
Scott has done a remarkable job here with league and cup success, plus currently sitting in the top half of the league in the club’s first season back in this division. He deserves a huge amount of credit and I look forward to building upon his success.
I look forward to working closely with the Whitstable Town Juniors and our own Academy headed by Josh Algar with the aim to produce as many top quality players as possible and to create a pathway for our youth into our first team.
Lastly it’s a real privilege to be given this opportunity and I will do everything in my power to create success. We have 3 games left of this season to finish as high up the table as possible and I look forward to being around for the end of the season before my work really starts.”