6th April 2016

Yeovil Town Football Club is delighted to announce that Darren Way has today signed a new three-year contract as he plans to build on the successes of the past few months.

Way took over the reins at Huish Park as manager on 1st December 2015 following the departure of Paul Sturrock.

Since being appointed manager of the Glovers, Way has instigated a miraculous turn around in form, which has seen the team climb the League Two table with the turnaround being sure to go down in history.

The Glovers boss said: “I feel very proud and honoured to have signed a new contract to be manager of Yeovil Town.


"Since I was a young lad it has always been my dream to become a professional footballer and follow that up by becoming a football manager.


"It was a massive honour for me to lead this great football club out as captain when we played our first game in the Football League against Rochdale after 108 years in non-league football and now I am leading the club as manager.


"The history this fantastic club has is remarkable and it has been my biggest job not to be scared and keep this club alive.

"When I first took over, I knew the environment I was going to be working in so I had a better understanding of what needed to be done. I had to get our players to become winners overnight and listen to simple instructions. I have been honest with them since I took over and at times I have been forceful with them. I wanted the players to play with their hearts and heads and play with good quality that will entertain our supporters.

"Every fan has the right to voice their concerns but at the same time, our supporters have showed real commitment and love for the club and I really appreciate that, so thank you. 


"Moving on, I have a vision for the club where I can nurture the future talent; this is a fantastic football club to build a future for and I will take 100% responsibility in making sure I do that.


"I would like to thank everyone associated with Yeovil Town for their backing and that continued support is something I need more than anything to help me build this great club back up again.


"Let’s finish this season loud and proud with a very strong gallop and at the same time, look forward to next season.


"Let’s keep marching on together and achieve by unity."

Chairman John Fry said: "I have worked with Darren as a player and coach for 15 years. He has already committed to being a big part of the Glovers future plans.

“We have found an extraordinary leader and manager in Darren, who has the full backing of everyone at Huish Park, not only to build a squad, but a Club, that will achieve and sustain League One status within the next five seasons. He will not let our supporters down."

Fry added: "So far this season, he has made a major impact on our chances of staying in the Football League. With the emergency loan system changing at the end of this season, Darren is the right person to work with our Academy staff, to produce young players for the future of Yeovil Town."

”I know that everyone connected with Huish Park will congratulate Darren and wish him all success for the future.”