Romford manager Paul Martin has busy summer plans and looking forward to presentation night
PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 May 2016
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Ryman North boss hasn't confirmed yet whether he will be staying with club, but is arranging pre-season friendlies
Romford manager Paul Martin admits he doesn’t know yet if he’ll be in charge next season, but he is arranging friendly fixtures and putting plans in place for the 2016/17 Ryman North campaign.
The Boro boss wants to get the whole community and town back together and bring success to the club, but remains unsure if he will be involved past the summer.
Although the past season only recently finished, it has still been a busy time for Martin and he believes it will be the same for most in the game.
He said: “People think this is the time you get a break. Players do, but for the managers, chairmen and directors at clubs this is your busiest time of the year.
“You’re arranging pre-season and other things. We’re trying to sort out where we can play friendlies, what players can come to the club and who is staying.
“Nothing is decided on my future yet. I’m making plans because I couldn’t leave the club in the lurch. I would never do that, so we’re sorting out friendlies and I’m talking to players, but I’ve not said I’m staying or leaving.”
Romford have their presentation night tonight (Saturday) and Martin believes it is an important occasion for the club.
He feels the bond between the fans and players is what keeps Boro going and fully expects it to be a great evening.
Martin added: “The presentation is always a good night and it can get a little bit messy sometimes! Last year was the first time in my football career we didn’t do one because we didn’t deserve it after the season we’d just had.
“This time we’ve had some really solid players at the club and if it wasn’t for them, we would have got relegated. They have run through brick walls for me and this night is for them as well as the fans.
“It is nice for the supporters to mix with the players, ask them questions and we’ve always had that bond with them. At the end of the day if you don’t have fans, you don’t have a football club so it will be a good night for them, I’m sure.”
Martin believes his future and plans for Romford’s future will be discussed at length on Saturday week (May 21).
He added: “The chairman and some of the boys are taking me out for dinner next Saturday to celebrate my birthday. It is a big one, but I know we’ll be talking about plans for next season and we’ll see what happens.”