Boston United boss aims to take the Pilgrims to the ‘promised land’

Pointing the way forward: Dennis Greene
Pointing the way forward: Dennis Greene

Dennis Greene wants to celebrate his new contract by leading Boston United into the ‘promised land’ of the Skrill Premier.

The Pilgrims manager penned a two-year deal to stay at York Street last week, after impressing the board with his first 12 months at the helm by turning the club from a side that finished last season in 16th to promotion candidates.

“It’s good news for me and hopefully good news for Boston,” said Greene, whose side moved up to sixth in the Skrill North following Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Oxford City.

“I hope that by the time I’ve finished my two years we’ll be in the promised land... the National Conference.

“I want to get up this year, obviously. But if we don’t then I’ll have learnt a lot this year about the club, the fans, the players and everything and I’ll be a lot stronger for it.

“If we don’t go up, hopefully I can make the additions that can help us go up as champions next year. If it doesn’t happen this year I want to win the title next year, that’s for sure.”

The plans for the club’s proposed out-of-town Quadrant development, which includes a new stadium and state-of-the-art facilities, are another reason why Greene is keen to stay with the Pilgrims.

But he knows success on the pitch is the club’s key priority for the manager, joking: “If we do go up then the chairman has to give me another new contract and I’ll take them into the Football League.”