FOOTBALL: Could you bring out the best in league’s players?

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IF you are an experienced football manager, how about taking the next step up and becoming the Representative Team Manager for the Northants Combination?

Success in the FA Inter-League Cup is the ticket to these dizzy heights. The Northants Combination has been drawn to play a home tie against the Yorkshire Amateur League in April 2013.

In addition the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the side in their defence of the Four Leagues Trophy.

The league’s Representative Team won the inaugural competition defeating the Peterborough League, Bedfordshire County League, and Northampton Town League in the process.

The Northants Combination is looking for the right person to manage the Representative Team. They have a fantastic history in local football and want to build on this and take the next steps toward FA Inter-League Cup glory. Their teams and players are drawn from a wide area spanning southern Leicestershire, and eastern Warwickshire to the western reaches of Cambridgeshire. The right candidate will have links with and a strong interest in local football. The ability to communicate with and build relationships with member clubs and their secretaries is vital.

A proven track record in management of senior football teams is essential. Formal coaching qualifications and experience of playing in FA Competitions are desirable.

The right manager will have a desire to succeed, be prepared to work hard and be able to attract new ones to strengthen the side. The role will require extensive scouting of players and attending league meetings as appropriate. The successful candidate will have the full support of the League Management committee who are keen to see the right man or woman succeed in this role. The League celebrates its Diamond Jubilee next season and dearly hope that the new manager can make it a year to remember for the right reasons.

If this challenge appeals to you, or someone you know please make contact with the Honorary Secretary David Jarrett by emailing