Signing a three-year contract, Sarll’s appointment has been approved by the consortium who successfully agreed terms to purchase the club last Friday and marks the start of a new chapter at Huish Park.
The 36-year-old arrives with a strong reputation for developing young players and boasts a 15-year coaching career that has included spells at the likes of Brentford, Rotherham United and Stevenage.
Identified as the ideal candidate for the challenge of taking the club forward as it enters a new era, Darren will now follow on from his two-year tenure at League Two outfit Stevenage between 2016 and 2018.
During his tenure at Broadhall Way he guided Boro to a 10th place finish in 2016/17, whilst earning widespread plaudits for developing youth talents such as Ben Wilmot and Ben Kennedy, with the club receiving a seven-figure fee for the former’s move to Premier League outfit Watford.
Most recently Head of Academy at Watford himself, Darren now heads to the South West to lead the club’s assault in the National League for 2019/20.
“Darren’s appointment has been made with the full backing of the new owners and a further announcement on this will be made shortly, once we have received approval from the National League.
“I would like to thank all Glovers supporters, staff and players for their patience whilst the search for a new manager has been carried out.”