Bucks chief looking at the long-term

Manager Martin McIntosh with club Chairman Dave Hopkins also MD of Markovitz ltd.
Manager Martin McIntosh with club Chairman Dave Hopkins also MD of Markovitz ltd.
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Buxton boss Martin McIntosh says continual progress remains his aim, after committing to the club until 2016.

McIntosh recently signed a contract extension, ensuring he remains as boss of Buxton until the end of the 2015/16 season.

The 42-year-old Scot arrived at the Silverlands in February 2012, steering the club to 13th place in his first season, before claiming a seventh-placed finish the following campaign.

The news was revealed prior to last weekend’s FA Trophy clash with Darlington 1883.

Speaking to the Advertiser, McIntosh said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club since I arrived early last year.

“I think we have progressed as a club and that’s why I was happy to sign the deal.

“When I came in I had a remit to try and stave off relegation and we did that. We won ten of 14 matches and that meant we stayed up.

“Since then I’d like to think we’ve improved. Hopefully we can be in and around near the top of the league at the end of this season.”

A club spokesperson said: “Buxton FC is delighted to announce that manager Martin McIntosh has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract for the club, to run to the end of the 2015/16 season.

“The directors, recognising the value of stability, are most appreciative of the work Martin has done in his 21 months at the Silverlands, driving Buxton Football Club forward from near-certain relegation to a challenging position in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

“We now look forward to Martin leading the club to further progress in the seasons ahead.”