Club Statement – Harrison returns as First Team Manager
Fisher are pleased to announce that Dean Harrison will be returning to the club as First Team Manager with immediate effect. The new boss is no stranger to the Fish, having played a key role in the successful bid to get the club back home. On Tuesday evening Dean will lead the squad in training at St Paul’s as he starts to assess the players and build the foundations of a successful side. Dean left in the summer due to personal reasons off the field, and is excited to get back into the dugout and inspire the Fish in another bid for safety, which he memorably achieved in the past two campaigns.
On his return to the club Harrison said “I loved my time at Fisher before and only left the club because of personal reasons. The fans are the best in this league and I hope I can get them the results they deserve. The challenge ahead will be extremely tough but not impossible and I’m more than ready to put the work in.
The first thing we need to do is to make sure that everybody in our dressing room is in it together and willing to shed blood, sweat and tears for the badge. Defensive shape and duties will be top of the list in training this week. Anybody who doesn’t understand the enormity of the task at hand or is not willing to put in 100% effort for themselves, myself, my staff and this club, will be asked to leave with immediate effect. At the end of the day, this is senior football not a Thursday night 5-a-side league.”
Interim Co-Chairman Dan Feeney – “Obviously we never wished to be in the position of changing manager mid-season, but it is great to have someone with Dean’s coaching knowledge and passion for Fisher wanting to step in and help guide us to safety. Dean knows his way around a relegation dogfight, and our fans know better than most what he can get out of his players when it is most needed. It is so important that everyone involved with Fisher now pulls together and throws their full support behind Dean, his coaching staff and the players to turn around this season and ensure we are watching Premier Division football at St Paul’s next season.”