CHAIRMAN Kayne Steinborn-Busse says he is very excited about the "start of a brand new chapter" in Bracknell Town's history, writes Dave Wright.

In addition to appointing Sam Lock as manager, he has announced a major new coaching team, three of whom will be employed on a full-time basis.

Michael Butcher, who was No. 2 to Geoff Warner, stays at Larges Lane as assistant manager and coach.

The new head coach is Aaron Steadman, who had a similar role at Ascot United this season, while also being in charge of the successful Berks & Bucks U18 and U16 teams.

Ross Weatherstone, previously Binfield's Suburban League team manager, will manage Bracknell's newly-formed reserve team who will be playing in the Combined Counties League next season subject to the club's application being rubber-stamped by the Football Association.

As he is a director of the Larges Lane-based Global Premier Soccer's operations in the UK, Weatherstone will work full-time at the club, alongside Academy coaches Stephen Peters, Liam Parrington and Daryl White.

Another new face will be Matt Stannard, an analyst and performance coach who has previously worked with professional clubs.

Commenting on his support team, Lock commented: "We have some very good coaches. I need people around me who are knowledgeable and not afraid to express an opinion. Whether it's players or management, you need to trust people and I feel I have a fantastic team around me and will give me the best opportunities."

Bracknell have confirmed there will be considerable changes to the squad which finished runners-up in the Bostik League South Central Division and lost the promotion play-off with Cheshunt.

Among those who, it is believed, don't feature in their plans are Adam Cornell, Jamie McClurg, Chris Grace, Matt Day, Ryan Parsons, Joel Jacobs, Sean Moore and Jordan Brown, while skipper Dave Hancock and Carl Davies have revealed their departures via social media.

Hancock said it is the end of an era at Bracknell, adding: "An unbelievable three years and an honour to captain such a successful team, but now it’s time I moved on. I want to thank the fans who followed us on the journey and all the players who have been part of this squad with me."

And former player-manager Davies tweeted: "I have made the decision to not ‘go again’ next season, having spent four years at Bracknell. I can honestly say it’s been by far the most enjoyable of my time in football. I won’t be able to commit as much time to the game with the new addition in our lives."

Among those Lock would like to see stay with the Robins are keeper Mark Scott, Harrison Bayley, Kensley Maloney, Seb Bowerman, Joe Gater, Joe Grant and Liam Ferdinand, but the new manager is aware some of them will certainly be wanted by clubs from higher leagues.

Scott, Bowerman and leading scorer Ferdinand all rejected offers from other teams during last year to stay at Larges Lane.

Binfield, who had keeper Grace and forward Moore on dual registrations this season, will certainly show a keen interest in a number of former Bracknell players.