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West returns for new Robins role
1:30pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in Sport
FORMER manager Paul West is returning to Evesham United to help raise the club’s profile in the community.
The 42-year-old, who resigned from the Robins last November after five years at the helm, will take on an ambassadorial role at the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West outfit.
West, who spent 10 years as an Evesham player, will also oversee the 20 junior teams at the new £2million Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium.
However, his new position will not interfere with manager Matt Clarke who bids to return the Robins to the Premier Division at the first attempt.
Chairman Jim Cockerton said: “We had a chat last week and decided Paul’s going to sit back, have a look at things and come up with a plan.
“It might take two to three months, there’s no point in rushing it.
“We are all pleased to be welcoming him back.”
West returned to football at the start of the season when he joined Banbury United as caretaker assistant boss before leaving earlier this month.
He had been offered a similar job at the Oxfordshire club but felt returning to Evesham was too good an opportunity to turn down.
“It was a no-brainer to go back to a club where I served as a player for 10 years and a manager for five years,” he said. “I am excited about the challenge.
“I will be doing my bit to get people to come and enjoy the facilities and embrace the club and be a part of taking them forward into the future.”
Evesham head to Paulton Rovers in the league on Saturday (3pm) after last weekend’s FA Trophy exit at Stamford.
A coach will depart the Jubilee Stadium at 11.30am and supporters can reserve a seat by calling Mike Peplow on 07889-011539.
United’s Tesfa Robinson has been called up to play for St Kitts and Nevis in the 2012 Caribbean Cup.
The 26-year-old defender will be in contention to play qualifying rounds against Anguilla on October 10, Trinidad and Tobago two days later and French Guiana on October 14.