Greenwich Borough are aiming to return to competitive football in the 2021-22 football season, the club has said.
Borough were relegated from the Isthmian League after finishing bottom of the South East Division at the end of the 2018-19 campaign and then withdrew from the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division on 20 January 2020, while sitting at the foot of the table with 12 points from 20 games.
Greenwich Borough cited “business interruption,” for their withdrawal but the club have employed former Manchester United director Debbie Savage as their new commercial director to get the wheels in motion of a return to playing competitive football.
“We are pleased to announce that a new board has been formed in order to give this wonderful club the opportunity to get back to playing football,” said a club statement.
“After consultation with The FA, it was approved that the club would return back into the league for season 2021-22.
“After a series of discussions with many parties, the club felt best that it opted to secure the services of ex-Manchester United director of 25 years, Debbie Savage, with the task of bringing the club forward with her wealth of experience and expertise with one of Europe’s top teams.
“This is an extremely exciting moment in the clubs history. There will be an overhaul in rebranding the club in the coming months and securing a ground to play is top of her priorities.
“There will be other members of the new board announced over the next couple of days so watch this space.”
Savage added: “I am delighted to accept the role as commercial director at Greenwich Borough FC, a club with great history and bags of potential.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the board that rebuilds and relaunches this great club – getting it back to where it belongs.”
Greenwich were controversially removed from their Eltham home two years ago before ground-sharing with Phoenix Sports for their short stint at Step 5.
It is not known which league they expect to return to but having burned their bridges with the SCEFL it looks more likely that if they are to return at all it will be in the Kent County League.