Speaking of former Fulham players in management, Rob Scott has just been named as the new joint manager of Boston United.
Scott’s managerial career got off to a flawless start when he and Paul Hurst took over at Ilkeston Town and the team set off on a 25-match unbeaten run, culminating in a second place finish in the Unibond Premier League and promotion via the play-offs. The pair were unveiled as the new managers of Boston at a supporters’ meeting last night.
The Pilgrims were in the Football League as recently as two years ago but off-field issues put their health in serious jeopardy. After being relegated from League Two, they were further punished by the authorities for suppodedly violating the terms under which clubs can go into administration. Once demoted to the Blue Square Premier, their misery was not complete – they were relegated into the Blue Square North after failing to come out of administration. On the pitch, only a last day victory preserved their place in that division.
Scott didn’t need too much persuading to take the job, though, by the sounds of it.
You’ve only got to look at where the club was a couple of years ago and I think that’s how far the club can go again. The gentlemen in control of the club have done a fantastic job pulling the club to its feet from where it was. It’s now hopefully running in the right direction.
What we have to do now is match on-field performances with the way things are now being done off the field. If we can run in tandem together there’s no reason why you can’t go as high as possible.
Ultimately we want to be as high up the football ladder as possible and we’d like to think that would be with Boston United.
Scott is fondly remembered by Fulham fans for his part in the memorable promotion from the Third Division under Micky Adams. Signed for £30,000 fr0m Northampton in January 1996, Scott scored 18 goals in 91 appearances before joining Rotherham, who converted him into an accomplished defender. We wish him the very best of luck.