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25th May 2017 17:16

Jamie McGuire accepts new role at Stags
mansfieldtown.net, 20th May 2017

Mansfield Town favourite Jamie McGuire has accepted a coaching role in our academy, the club is pleased to announce.

The news follows an offer made to the midfielder by manager Steve Evans.

McGuire, 33, played 107 matches for the Stags, scoring three goals in all competitions since signing from Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2013.

And the popular player will now be part of the club's backroom staff, coaching players in the under 21s and youth teams.

The midfield tiger has called time on a professional playing career which started at Tranmere Rovers, but still harbours ambitions of playing part-time.

Speaking to http://www.mansfieldtown.net today, McGuire said: “I was 'made up' by the offer, delighted to accept it and am really looking forward to this new challenge.

”I'd like to say a big thank you to the gaffer (Steve Evans), chairman (John Radford) and the chief executive (Carolyn Radford).

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“I gave 100% in every game for Mansfield Town and that's what I’ll be giving in this new role in the academy.

“I will miss playing [professionally] a lot, especially at the One Call Stadium, though I think I have a couple of years left in me playing part-time.

“I have a lot of learning to do, but I'm eager to develop as a coach. I'll be giving my heart and soul to this new role,” he added.


Evans delighted to have Jamie McGuire on coaching staff
(from Evans press conference 23 May)
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS

Steve Evans is delighted to have former midfielder Jamie McGuire on the club’s coaching staff next season.

Having been released as a full-time player, McGuire was offered the chance to begin his coaching career on the Stags’ U21 staff and accepted that role this week as well as continuing as a part-time player with Boston United.

“He is buzzing,” smiled Evans. “He came in and signed his paperwork the other day.

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“He came into my office and he had to speak differently as he’s a member of staff not a player now!

“But he is a wonderful kid with great enthusiasm. I don’t think there is anyone in the building or the town of Mansfield that doesn’t love him.

“If you go and do your shopping at any supermarket, Jammer’s likely to be helping an old lady out, carrying her bag - he’s that type of guy.

“He’s infectious and we love having him around. I made it very clear in the early days when I worked with him that I wanted him around. Thankfully once again our chairman has ticked a box.”


United clinch McGuire signature
By Craig Singleton, 22 May 2017

Boston United have bolstered their midfield options with an eye-catching addition ahead of the new Vanarama National League North campaign.

The Pilgrims have completed the signing of experienced Mansfield Town man Jamie McGuire (33).

The sought-after midfielder has pledged his future to the Pilgrims and will officially join up subject to ratification from the relevant football authorities.

He has stepped away from professional football to take up a coaching role within the Stags' youth system and will combine that with playing part-time for the Pilgrims.

United boss Adam Murray was understandably delighted to get his man and said: "He had offers from League 2 clubs but has chosen a pathway that leads him to choose a part-time option now.

"He's a leader of men with fantastic experience and I am over the moon he choose us to move forward with his journey."

McGuire has previous extensive experience with Fleetwood Town during their rapid ascent through the divisions.


'Leader' Jamie McGuire joins Adam Murray's 'Stag party' at Boston United
By David Marshall, May 23, 2017, lincolnshirelive.co.uk

Boston United boss Adam Murray has added to his 'Stag Party' with the midweek signings of Jamie McGuire and Adam Chapman

Adam Murray believes he has signed one of the best leaders he has seen on a football pitch with the capture of ex-Mansfield Town midfielder Jamie McGuire.

The Boston United boss confirmed the signing of his former team-mate, the fourth new recruit for the Pilgrims, on Monday.

“I have played alongside Jamie and managed him, it's a very good signing for Boston," said Murray.

“Jamie had a lot of options and could have stayed in League Two with a number of clubs interested in taking him.

“But he had the chance to step into an academy role with Mansfield and those chances don't come along very often.

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“I am delighted for him because it has allowed him to come here and play his football.

“He is the best leader on a football pitch I have come across and he will be a huge help in what we are trying to do here at Boston."

Murray also announced there would be another Stags connection in the Pilgrims squad next season, with midfielder Adam Chapman pledging his future to the club.

“These two players were playing in League Two at the start of last season and their experience and know-how will be invaluable," added Murray.

“But that doesn't mean they will be fantastic non-league players because they will have to adjust their game a little.

“The squad is beginning to take shape but there is still a lot of work to do."

The two midfielders followed hot on the heels of former Barnsley central defender Jack Cowgill.

The Pilgrims boss made the 20-year-old his third new signing at the start of this week. Murray has been a long-term admirer of the player.

Jack Cowgill has been a long-term target for Boston boss Adam Murray

“I was first alerted to Jack's talents when I was t Mansfield Town and I tried to get him here when I first arrived," said Murray.

“However, Jack wanted to fight it out and try to earn a regular place in the Barnsley team and I respect that.

“I have managed to keep in touch with him ever since and I am delighted to finally bring him to the club.

“We have been able to sell him our vision of the club and he has bought into that.

“I am 100 per cent sure he will again play at a higher level, but he was happy to come down to this level and get some games.

“He arrives with a point to prove - not to me, but to those people at Barnsley who allowed him out of the club.

“He has real hunger in his belly and will be a great addition to the squad."

While Murray insists there will be more signings to come, the new United defence is beginning to take shape after last week's signings of goalkeeper George Willis and defender Brad Beatson, who both arrive from county rivals Gainsborough Trinity.

With both players being under the age of 24 and having been re-engaged by the Blues, there will be a fee due to Dave Frecklington's side.

“I have known George for a while and almost signed him when I was at Mansfield," said Murray.

“He is very highly regarded by a lot of people in football and I know Gainsborough were sorry to see him go.

“It's up to him now to prove he can be our number one and keep his place in the team."


New Boston United training base has increased pulling power, says Adam Murray
By David Marshall, May 17, 2017, lincolnshirelive.co.uk

Adam Murray believes switching Boston United's training base has significantly enhanced the club's pulling power.

The Pilgrims boss made the decision to move training away from RAF Cranwell to just off the M1 near Mansfield to cut travelling times for players.

And the move is already paying off, says Murray.

“The number of players we have had meetings with in the past two weeks has been unbelievable," said Murray.

“The season has only been finished for two weeks and we are already seeing players and agents lower their terms and expectations.

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“There are a lot of players out there and no-one wants to be left without a club. Moving our training base has significantly helped.

“Boston is a big club in this league and an attractive proposition for players, but travelling can be an issue.

“I was called by an agent of a very good player at this level who was interested in the club, but concerned about the travelling. After I told him about the move, it was a very different story.

“The move will prove to be a major step in the future development of this club. It's just one of a few tweaks we are putting in place to give us that extra one per cent and make us more professional.

“When you put them all together we believe we will be a real force in the future."

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