Ben Smith has been named as the new Ramsgate First Team Manager.
The former Canterbury City and Herne Bay boss becomes the Rams first ever contracted manager and signs a two year deal.
Chairman James Lawson stated that “Ben is a manager who recently achieved promotion from our level. The two year contract will give him the time to produce a squad that reflects his own footballing identity”.
“Ben knows the local area very well. He is deputy head at a Thanet secondary school and will work closely with our youth, Womens and u23’s teams. Ben will be a fantastic community presence which will further enhance the strong connection between the club and local families.”
When asked about his new role Ben said “I am really excited to be offered the opportunity to manage such a fantastic community football club. “The work that James Lawson and his team have done off the pitch has hugely increased the profile and stature of the club and after missing out narrowly for the last two seasons the next step for the club is promotion”.
“I know how difficult that target is in a competitive league and we will work hard to ensure that we have a squad that is capable of producing the consistency required to achieve this for everyone at Ramsgate FC.”
Ramsgate will be among the favourites for promotion in a competitive Isthmian South East Division, due to get underway on August 12th.