Date: Sat 25 May 2019

By David Simpson

Seagulls appoint New Manager

Club Statement


The former Forest Green Rovers academy manager has returned to Weston for a second spell as manager on a three-year deal.

Scott Barlett -

I am delighted to commit my future to WSM.

“My immediate goal now is to work with the board to build a squad that the supporters deserve and one that will challenge at the top of the table.

“Relegation was unfortunate but it gives us – the management team, the board and the supporters a chance to rebuild and rebuild properly in a good way.

“Our training facilities are impressive for this level and the club has moved on in that respect since I was last here.

“It’s important we sign the right players, we need a squad that are desperate to fight for the club.

“I will spend the next 24 hours discussing players with Mark McKeever who has done a great job of steadying the ship, he has been a credit to the club and I am looking forward to working with him.

“In addition, I hope to bring in an experienced assistant player/coach who has played at a much higher level, hoping they have a similar impact to the one Chris Barker did.

“I hope you share my excitement for the season ahead, we should be respectful of the league we are in but enjoy the challenge it brings.

When asked about Scott’s reappointment, The Board said:

We have taken our time to recruit the right person for the job.

“This has been a long process and we have interviewed a number of excellent candidates.

“We believe we have in Scott the right person to help get us back into the National League South at the earliest opportunity.

“He will commence his employment on 1 June.

“We are certain our supporters will be as delighted as we are with Scott’s appointment.”

Weston Super Mare FC