Burscough FC - New First Team Manager

Burscough FC are delighted to announce the appointment of David Dempsey as the clubs new First Team Manager. David will be joined at the club by his coaching team of Chris Stammers, Karl Bell and Sam Vicker.

David made clear to us that his ambitions match those of the club and with the new management team bringing a wealth of experience we are now optimistic that performances on the pitch will begin to improve.

Everyone at Burscough FC would like to wish David and his team the best of luck as they take the club forward into an exciting and successful new era.

We know you had the opportunity to join other clubs, what made you choose Burscough?


I promised myself after my last role as a manager that I wasn’t going to rush into my next job and only take an opportunity if it felt right for me. After speaking to the club I got a good feeling about where the club can potentially go in the future, how I can help with that short term by engineering a group strong enough to pick up positive results hopefully helping attendances grow along with the football club progressing within the division building for next season. I have complete trust in the club that we will be allowed to get on with the job in hand our way whilst having full trust and backing by the board and that is something that was very important to my final decision to join Burscough FC.


What do you think you can bring different and what qualities do you have that can benefit the club?


I’ve been a manager in and around these leagues for some time now. I’ve got the experience as a player and as a manager in terms of what’s needed to win games and be successful. I have an excellent back room team and we can’t wait to get going.


We’re looking forward to you starting working with the lads, what will you look to implement into this team?


A winning mentality and setting standards within the group from our first contact with the players. The lads need to enjoy themselves and have belief that they can win games of football. We will set up to win games, if that means playing back to front then albeit, if we can get the ball down and play we will do that when we can but the players have to earn the right to win football matches. Standards, mentality and belief are critical for me in any group I work with.


What back room staff will be coming in with you?


Chris Stammers will be coming in as my assistant manager, Karl Bell will be a coach, James McCulloch as player coach and then Sam Vicker will be my match day analyst and assistant coach. I am extremely happy with the management team and one that I trust 100% to help put this club where it deserves to be.


What are your ambitions and where do you see the club in the next couple of years?


Short term goal is to climb the table. We need results sharpish and we need to widen the gap on that relegation place. We have many games in hand and are currently 8 points adrift but a few wins early doors will be huge. Long term plan is to be competitive. Every club no matter who has the same desire at the start of every campaign we have been dealt the cards we’ve been given for the remainder of this season but everything we do will be in preparation for next year, starting on a clean slate and compete for as high a finish as we can.