St Stephen appoint former Foxes chief

St Stephen appoint former Foxes chief

Saints have appointed Anton Lake as their manager.

By Gareth Davies

12th May 2021

New St Stephen manager Anton Lake says the Rec outfit are ‘pushing towards’ the St Piran League.

Lake takes over from previous boss Craig Coad, who stepped down last month and with secretary John Le Masurier also departing, rumours were abound that Saints’ future was perilous.

However, Coad was quick to scotch rumours of a crisis and with Lake now in charge, the future is looking bright again.

“I am delighted to be back in football and I didn’t expect to be back in the game so quickly,” Lake told the Voice. “It is a welcome return though and like everyone, once you play football you love football meaning you live and breath it.

“After five or six months away from the game, I was ready to come back and then St Stephen approached me to take over as their manager.

“I went to speak with Craig Coad himself after there had been lots of talk that the club were in crisis. We had a good chat and it is not all doom and gloom as most of the players have said they will stay.

“I know that I have got to bring in a secretary, but I think things are still looking good.
“We need to be ambitious as a club because there are lots of clubs within the area locally. We need to play at the highest level we possibly can so if we can keep pushing towards the St Piran League and are put into it then brilliant, if not we will look to win promotion from the East Cornwall League next season.”