New Boston United boss Dennis Greene wants to steer club away from relegation zone
Dennis Greene admits preserving Boston United’s Blue Square Bet North status will be his first priority after being installed as Graham Drury’s successor.
Greene was appointed Pilgrims boss on Monday after Drury was sacked following a run of three straight defeats and just two wins in 13 games.
The former Histon and St Neots boss was interviewed for the post following Jason Lee’s sacking in December.
Drury got the nod on that occasion, but following the former Corby boss’s demise, chairman David Newton wasted no time in approaching Greene.
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His long-term goal is to lead the Pilgrims to promotion, but his first target is to steer the team away from the Blue Square Bet North relegation zone.
“I want my teams to have a strong work ethic and pass the ball,” said Greene, who has been given the job until the end of the season.
“Of course the first priority is to get some results and get clear of the bottom of the table.
“I’ve haven’t got long to work with the players so I’ll be looking to make the players relax and motivate them.
“The aim is to get through to the end of the season and then build something for next season.”
Greene says he has the contacts to strengthen the squad, but with the playing budget at maximum capacity, it will be a case of “one in, one out”.
“I’ve got to give these players a chance,” he said. “It would be very unfair to come in straight away and tell a player ‘you’re not for me’.
“I can bring players in, but the budget is what it is so it’ll have to be one in, one out.
“The transfer window closes in three weeks so there isn’t long if I need to change things.”
Greene enjoyed great success at St Neots, who he guided to back-to-back promotions.
He moved up to Blue Square Bet North by joining Histon at the start of the season.
Greene was hampered by the Stutes’ chronic financial problems, but still made the Cambridgeshire side competitive on the pitch.
Histon’s off-the-field problems led to Greene’s departure shortly before Lee was sacked by Boston.
Despite missing out on the job on that occasion, he did not hesitate to accept Newton’s offer after being approached on Monday morning.
“I’ve always said I would like to manage two clubs, Boston or Chelmsford, who I used to play for,” said Greene.
“Boston’s a club with great potential. They get gates of around 1,000 and have aspirations of getting into the Conference National.
“I had a good times at St Neots and Histon. But at Histon, they will always be fighting to stay in that league, Boston can go further.
“My experience at Histon has given me good knowledge of the division and I’m determined not to waste this chance.”