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Spalding United unveil former Wisbech Town boss as new manager

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Spalding United have announced Brett Whaley as their new manager.

Whaley today left his post as Wisbech Town first team manager - prompting strong speculation that he would be heading to the dugout at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.

Those rumours have now been confirmed with a statement from The Tulips - who said Whaley is taking this evening's training session.

Brett Whaley took charge of Wisbech Town against Spalding United earlier in the season.
Brett Whaley took charge of Wisbech Town against Spalding United earlier in the season.

Spalding United CEO Leigh Porter said: "Brett brings years of experience of local football to the existing management team and that was something we were very keen to add, after speaking to a number of people in the last few weeks it was clear Brett shares our ambition, work ethic and goals"

New boss Whaley added: "When the opportunity came to be involved with the project at Spalding it was too good to turn down, after meeting club officials it's clear we share the same goals, I am aware how ambitious the club is and look forward to helping them achieve their goals."

"I would like to thank everyone at Wisbech Town for all their help and support over the last two years and wish them all the very best for the future."

Whaley brings experience from The Fenmen - rivals in the Northern Premier League Midland Division - as well as from past stints with March Town and Yaxley.

The Tulips have been led by caretaker boss Bruno Porfirio since Gabriel Zakuani stepped down last month to pursue business and media arrangements.

Porfirio will remain at the club as part of the first team management group.

They sit 12th in the table after 20 games, six places higher than Whaley's former charges.

The next match for The Tulips is a tricky home game against play-off hopefuls Carlton Town.

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