WEYMOUTH chairman Ian White believes Mark Molesley is the best manager he has seen during his 23 years at the Terras.

Molesley continued his outstanding record as Weymouth boss by sealing promotion to the National League, ending the Dorset club’s 11-year absence in non-league’s top tier.

After ascending to the National League South via winning the 2018/19 Southern Premier South title, Weymouth’s 3-0 penalty shootout win over Dartford secured a stunning back-to-back promotion.

In his first full season in charge, Molesley guided Weymouth to the Southern Premier South play-offs, where they lost 3-0 in the semi-finals to King’s Lynn – who they will meet next season.

And White heaped praise on the former Bournemouth midfielder after his latest feat.

He told Echosport: “We have, in my view, the best manager that I’ve ever seen here in my 23 years at the club, without a shadow of a doubt.

“The other thing a lot of people forget about Mark is that Mark’s had to work within our regime as well.

“Mark has been brilliant, I’ve got to be fair to him. I’ve said to him ‘please come to me if you want (to sign) somebody, we’ll look at it, but if the club can’t afford it, we don’t do it.’

“He understands it, because the club’s had too much bad history. It’s so important for us to make people realise that the club is different now.”

Asked about his eye-catching three seasons in charge, Molesley was typically modest.

He said: “I’m obviously delighted but I think when the team wins credit should go to the players.

“If there’s anything you’re going to credit me with, it’s surrounding myself with great people and I’ve managed to do that with my staff and players. Full credit should go to them.”

Dorset Echo

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