SUNDAY 5.40PM: Dynamic duo to put bite back into Tigers

Darren Jarvis is the new manager of Holbeach United.
Darren Jarvis is the new manager of Holbeach United.
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New Holbeach United manager Darren Jarvis is full of excitement about the prospect of leading the Tigers back to success in the UCL Premier Division.

Jarvis and right-hand man Tom Roberts take charge for Tuesday’s trip to free-scoring Thurnby Nirvana, the leading scorers in the UCL Premier Division this season with 95 goals, after John Chand quit as Tigers manager on Saturday.

John Chand has quit as manager of Holbeach United after his side went out of the UCL KO Cup to Potton United.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

John Chand has quit as manager of Holbeach United after his side went out of the UCL KO Cup to Potton United. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The former Peterborough Northern Star management pair were surprisingly sacked two-and-a-half weeks ago when they were seventh in the league and in two cup semi-finals - the Hinchingbrooke and Northants County Cups.

Jarvis said: “I’m excited about the appointment as Holbeach are one of the few clubs I’d consider managing around here.

“It’s funny how football works sometimes because a few weeks ago, I was hurting after being sacked at (Peterborough Northern) Star.

“But now I couldn’t be happier at how things have turned out.”

SATURDAY 7.15PM: Chand quits Tigers as Jarvis and Roberts move in

Holbeach United’s turbulent end to the season has taken another turn with the departure of John Chand as manager.

Chand, who led the Tigers to the UCL Premier Division title two seasons ago, stood down immediately after seeing his side exit the UCL KO Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Division One outfit Potton United.

Adam Marsh’s cool finish on 22 minutes was the difference between the sides in what turned out to be Chand’s last match in sole charge after Graham Drury left the Carter’s Park club two weeks ago.

Ex-Peterborough Northern Star managerial duo Darren Jarvis and Tom Roberts take over ahead of Holbeach’s trip to Thurnby Nirvana on Tuesday.

Chand said: “There have been a lot of people coming and going and people have decided, for whatever reason, to move on.

“I said to the boys after the game ‘you get out of football what you put in’ and in recent weeks, I’ve looked around at people at this football club and I don’t think they’ve been putting in what they should be.

“For me, I could have stepped down when Graham did but I think, coming in, Darren is one of the best young managers around and Tom has a lot of contacts locally.

“Seeing the season out now, it might be turbulent at times but I think it’s a no pressure thing.

“Darren and Tom take over with immediate effect and they’ll do a great job here.”