Chris Hardy signs new Blues deal

The North Riding Senior Cup winning manager is extending his stay with the Blues, as he aims to build a promotion-winning side

Chardy commits to the Seasiders

Whitby Town Football Club is delighted to announce that manager Chris Hardy has agreed a new deal to keep him at the Turnbull Ground next season.

The popular manager has committed his future as he gets his preparations for the 2018/19 season underway.

The Seasiders ensured safety last month under his leadership, and the club’s committee was unanimous in its decision to keep him at the club, giving him their full backing, and the Blues boss didn’t have to think twice about signing on for another campaign.

“The signing of a new contract for myself was an easy decision and one that was never really in doubt for me when putting pen to paper,” Hardy told whitby-town.com.

“I don’t mind going on record to say that this season has been the most challenging period I’ve ever had in nearly 900 competitive managed games. To have confirmed our involvement at Evo-Stik Premier level is a massive part of going forward as a football club.

“Our Short-term aim remains a promotion season. This is something that both the management team and the playing staff will be working towards.

“I feel that season 2018/19 starts now and putting together positive results, along with securing new deals for existing players, will be a good starting point for what promises to be a very busy summer leading up to the new season.

“I’d just like to thank everybody associated with the football club for your continued support, with which I have no doubt that together we can be successful and achieve the goals I firmly believe the football club deserves.

“I’m looking forward to hearing the Shed rocking. We’re all Whitby, aren’t we?”

Hardy has been in charge since November 2015, when he guided the club to survival in the Evo-Stik Premier after joining from Guisborough Town.

That was followed by the Blues’ best season in ten years, as they went on to a sixth-placed finish and won the North Riding Senior Cup.

During that time Hardy has brought an attractive, passing style of football to the club, as well as an attitude of professionalism, which was proven in the club’s management team finishing top of the behavioural chart in the technical area last season.