Wakes manager Wilson to leave in the summer

Bourne v Burton Park Wanderers
Co Chairman Steve Elger and manager Steve Wilson with award ANL-160603-123923001

Bourne v Burton Park Wanderers Co Chairman Steve Elger and manager Steve Wilson with award ANL-160603-123923001

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Bourne Town manager Steve Wilson will leave the club in the summer.

The highly successful Wakes boss, who has led an incredibly young side to fifth in the UCL Division One table as it stands, is stepping down because of work commitments.

He will join UCL Premier Division side Peterborough Northern Star as assistant manager to Raffa Mazzarella.

Wilson originally moved to Bourne as Mazzarella’s assistant back in 2014 and when the postman took some time out of football to recharge his batteries, stepping late in the summer, Wilson stepped up to the plate and has continued to develop a young side into match winners.

Mazzarella took over at PNS this week. Talking to the PNS website he said: “I’m delighted to have persuaded Steve to come on board. I believe he will be a huge asset to the club both on and off the pitch and I’m looking forward to us working together again.”

Steve said: “I’m excited by the challenge of working with Raff at Star from next season and really can’t wait to get going.

“Once again I go on the record thanking everyone at Bourne and wish them all the very best for the future”.

Northern Star chairman Tony Zirpolo added: “Raff had spoke to myself and the board about bringing Steve to the club and this was met with unanimous approval. We already have a young side here at Star along with many more looking to come through the ranks and once Steve sees this I am sure he and Raff will be excited to work with them and get going from next season.

“His experience and know-how is sure to serve the club well, we all welcome him to Star.”

Wilson, who won the UCL Division One manager of the month award for February, oversaw the Wakes beating Bugbrooke St Michaels 3-0 at the Abbey Lawn on Saturday with his teenage son Sam netting two of the goals.

Sam’s twin brother Dan left Bourne back in January to make the step up to play in the UCL Premier Division for Wisbech Town.

Max Cooper scored the other goal for the Wakes on Saturday.