By James Grayson (Twitter: @jamesAgrayson)
Neil Cluxton is staying on as Northern Counties East League Premier Division side Staveley Miners Welfare's manager for next season.
Cluxton stepped into the breach in February after the departure of Billy Fox and “95% of the first team players” following a budget cut.
He had been in charge of the club’s under 19s before his promotion to the top job and his side managed three wins during the last few months of the season – under difficult circumstances.
A club statement said: “Neil was handed an almost impossible task in February when the first team management and 95% of the first team players left.
“He worked tirelessly to get players into the club and to get some of our U19 and reserve team players into the first team squad and, despite an awful run of defeats, he stuck professionally to his task.
“Other managers may have capitulated and ran away when things got beyond tough but not Neil who stuck to his principles.
“Managing a team losing week after week, he saw the Staveley support increase at Inkersall Road and they have been unanimous in their voice and opinion that Neil should be given this opportunity.”