Farsley go back to the future with Deacey

John Deacey.
John Deacey.
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Farsley Celtic have gone back to the future with John Deacey having returned to the club as as joint manager alongside Neil Parsley next season.

The move follows Lee Connor’s decision to step down as assistant manager to Parsley, with ex-Farsley and Bradford PA and Farsley chief Deacey, who previously managed the side in the Football Conference and Conference North, back at Throstle Nest.

On the decision, Parsley said: “John has been helping out at the club since November when Mark Jackson stepped aside. He has a wealth of experience in non-league football and I think that the time is right for this new management team. We look forward to taking on this new look group of players for the coming season.”

On rejoining the Throstle Nest outfit, Deacey added: “ I am very pleased to be coming on board with Neil to be joint managers of Farsley Celtic. I am a Harrogate lad and came to Leeds through my business, and I have a great affection for the football club.

“I enjoyed my time here working with Marin Haresign and Lee Sinnott a few years back, when we had great success, and I am looking forward to getting going again. I know that there are many people at the football club, John Palmer and his family, John and Dorothy Farrell, Josh Greaves, Neil and the many volunteers who have brought this club back from the dead. I now hope that me and Neil can help to really re-establish Farsley Celtic on the football field.”