New Selsey boss Pharo off to winning start

Ryan Pharo
Ryan Pharo

NEW Selsey Football Club manager Ryan Pharo got his tenure at the club off to a winning start on Saturday.

The new High Street Ground boss, in his first match in charge since accepting the job last Thursday, watched his side overcome Dorking Wanderers.

A Rob Wimble brace gave the hosts a 2-1 triumph and got Pharo, who has been at the club since the start of the season, off to the perfect start as new boss after the resignation of Adam Hinshelwood in November.

Pharo, 26, who will be assisted by Calum Briton, joined the coaching team under previous manager Richard Towers and has worked closely with Hinshelwood

Pharo said: “I’m over the moon to have been given this opportunity and I’m really looking forward to working with all the players. I’ve been with the club for a year now so I’m already close with the team; I’m hoping we can carry on our good work.

“The club felt that there was no need to change things because the team is winning games and we are in a healthy position so far this season.

“We set ourselves a target at the start of the season to be in the top half and we’ll stick to that. With the way we’ve played this season and our form away from home we can beat any side on our day.”

Pharo’s first coaching role came with Pagham with the reserve team before eventually moving on to Wick.

He managed their for just over six months before Towers brought him to Selsey.

The club has confirmed Steve Bailey will continue as reserve team manager.