Cureton given the E’s Job

After briefly taking over the role of Enfield manager following the departure of Matt Hanning last week, Jamie Cureton have been given the permanent role by the Essex Senior League side.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Enfield FC said;

Following a board meeting this afternoon, we are delighted to announce that Jamie Cureton has been confirmed as permanent manager.

Cureton originally signed for Enfield as a player towards the end of June ahead of the 2020/21 season as a new revolution was stirring at the club. The former professional footballer had spells at Norwich City, Reading, Bristol Rovers, Exeter City and Dagenham & Redbridge before moving down the pyramid into the non-league football.

During his time in the lower leagues, he played for Farnborough, St Albans City and Bishop’s Stortford beforeĀ  brief spell at Hornchuch and his move to Enfield. As well as playing in the lower leagues, he also had a spell as manager of Strotford. He was interim manager alongside owner Steve Smith following the resignation of Adam Flint in 2018 but was handed the position after guiding his side to a 7th-placed finish in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

Since joining the E’s, they have only picked up one point from their opening 4-games, having drawn 0-0 with St Margaretsbury on the opening day before facing defeat to Cockfosters, Stansted and Hoddesdon Town. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Step-4 Harlow Town and face another tough test tonight against Redbridge at the Oakside Stadium.

Jamie will be hoping to lead his troops to a high finish in the Essex Senior League, beating the 16th-place they had last season before it was brought to an abrupt end.

All the best Jamie!