Shaun Need-s time to consider future

editorial image

Boss Shaun Needham has expressed his delight after leading Memories Bar to their second successive promotion.

But the 45-year-old, who marked his 25th year in management by leading Memories to the Mexborough Sunday League Division One title, admits he doesn’t know if he will stick around to enjoy the big time.

The prospect of spending more time with his 18-month old granddaughter and loyal wife Marie is tempting him into retirement.

But whether he is in the dugout or not, Needham believes that Memories are capable of creating even more history next season.

“The Premier Division should hold no fear for these boys,” Needham, indebted to the assistance of secretary Matt Moffat, said.

“To win back-to-back promotions, whether you’re in the Football League or the Sunday League, is not easy.

“We have a mix of youth, experience and quality here - everything you need.

“The lads will respect the Premier Division, but they are good enough to win it.”

Needham, whose side hit 101 goals and dropped just five points all season, admits he will decide his future during the off-season.

“I work summer-to-summer,” he says.

“But I do hope to carry on.”