Stafford Rangers are delighted to announce that Jody Banim has been appointed First Team Manager at the Boro with immediate effect. Banim has had a long and successful career in football both as a player and manager and relishes the challenge ahead of him. The club had a huge response in their quest to appoint a new first team manager and the conclusion of the extensive process, now ensures that another part of the jigsaw puzzle at Marston Road is put in place, ahead of the new season.
Jody has extensive experience in the Northern Premier league and above and excellent contacts with players in the North West and the Midlands. Rangers’ fans will hope he can bring in some exciting new players to mirror his own prolific goal scoring record from his former playing days.
He will be joined by a Boro favourite Matt Hill who joined Stafford Rangers in January 2019 and takes over the role as Assistant First Team Manager. The pair first met when Hill was playing for Ashton under Banim and the Board believe that this new partnership has great potential. The two have already established a good working relationship and an appetite to play exciting winning football. Hill is well respected in the dressing room as well as outside it and holds substantial coaching experience. He knows the club well and has the respect of players and fans. He has played at every level of football and his transition from player into management looks a great fit alongside manager Jody Banim.
He states: “Stafford Rangers are a massive football club and our objective is clear. We want and will bring back the glory days and we are proud to be part of the Boro. We have seen, during lockdown, the passion and the enthusiasm that fans have shown in supporting so magnificently the ‘Stand Together’ campaign and we want to be part of it.”
Whilst Jody saw success at Ashton he left at the end of 2019 after some difficult results but learned a lot saying: “No matter what budget you have I learned that the balance of the squad has to be right, but it’s a results business and you have to accept that’.”