Sarll: I would love to be Yeovil Town manager next season

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll has said he would love to be the club’s manager next season – but admits he does not know where his future lies.

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The Glovers’ boss, who has guided the club to tenth place in the National League table in the first four months, said the ongoing talks about the ownership of the club meant he could not be sure about the future of either himself or his players.

Only striker Joe Quigley and defender Morgan Williams are under contract beyond the end of the current campaign.

Asked about his future by Gloverscast inquistor Ben Barrett in his press conference ahead of the FA Cup tie with Stevenage at the weekend, the manager said: “I don’t know who’s the manager next year. Of course (I would like to be the manager), my family are here, I have got a lovely life, my daughter was born in Somerset.

“I love working with Terry (Skiverton, assistant manager), it’s a brilliant club with unbelievable support, but that is not how football works.

“I do not slap a beating heart on the table and say ‘I love the place’ and they say ‘okay Darren, have another job’, it doesn’t work like that.”

Sarll referred to “rumours” circling the club with takeover talks understood to involve at least two parties, believed to be led by current club director Glenn Collis and Julian Jenkins, an ex-Cardiff commercial director and CEO at Swiss side Servette – see here for more on that.

The manager said: “We all know about rumours of this, that and the other in the background, who knows about that? Is there more money? Less money? Who knows?

“Until the hierarchy is set in stone and this is the board of directors, the manager and what players do you want, nothing is set in stone until then, so we’ll all just have to wait and see.”

Asked if he would like to continue to work with his current squad, the boss was unequivocal in his admiration, adding: “I love working with this group, they have brought me back to life this group of players, I am in a great place now, as is Terry.

“We will never rid ourselves of the tragic events (of last season) but they have defibrillated us to be fresh and creative again.


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