New Boston Town manager Lori Borbely has told his Poachers squad that bringing success to the club is his top priority.
The 33-year-old first joined the club as a player in 2005 and, after 10 unbroken seasons at the DWB Stadium, he has been handed the role of manager until the end of the campaign following the resignation of Dan Barrett.
Borbely - who is also a club director - has always been a popular figure in the dressing room, but now he concedes that friendships may have to be put on hold as he has the task of attempting to guide Town up the UCL Premier.
“For the last few years, when you start getting on in the game and have experience, you want the team to do well, as a player or a manager,” the Romanian told The Standard.
“I can say I get on very well with all the boys in that changing room. They’re good players and good friends of mine.
“But now I’m stepping into these shoes and having to decide who plays.”
Borbely is adamant that he will select his teams on merit, putting out the side he believes is in the best form.
He added: “Who performs will keep his shirt and play in the next game.
“That is how we’re going to be, simple as that.
“Friendship will not matter as much as football at the moment, and that’s for the benefit of the team and the club.”
Borbely is actively looking for someone to take on the role as his assistant until the end of the season, when the club will make a decision on who will take the managerial role on a permanent basis.