MARK Molesley underlined his determination to “put my own stamp” on his managerial position at Weymouth.

The new Terras’ boss, who saw his side hammer Leamington 4-0 during his first game in full charge at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Saturday, also insisted there would be a “big shake up” at the club going forward.

The experienced midfielder was part of the coaching staff, as well as playing under former boss Jason Matthews this season – during a campaign where Weymouth failed to live up to expectations, eventually finishing 10th in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.

But, now he has earned his own opportunity as manager of the club, the 36-year-old is determined to make his mark.

“I’m my own man,” Molesley said exclusively to Echosport, on his first official day in the job.

“There will certainly be changes and a big shake up, that’s without a shadow of a doubt. I will be looking to put my own stamp on it now.

“I will be looking to put everything that I have learnt through my own career with my own ideas. I am quite clear in my mind of how I want to do things and how I want to set this up.”

He added: “This is a good project and one I am excited about.

“It’s a great club and an illustrious club but that doesn’t give it any god given right to just achieve something. If anything, it has its challenges.

“The season might stop but now we really have to get to work. Most people have probably organised their pre-season and their team six weeks ago, whereas we are almost starting from scratch now, we have a lot of catching up to do.

“But I have good people around me and we have been at work already, so we will start to see where we are and what players are thinking.”

With a new era dawning for the Terras having put their manager in place and appointed a new chairman in Steve Mills, who is scheduled to officially begin his new role at the start of May, Molesley is excited about the project that lies ahead.

He added: “We want to be winning the hearts and minds of everyone around the club and the community, bringing old fans back, and building things on solid foundations.”

Dorset Echo

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