Danylyszn targets Football League

Basford-based coach Andrew Danylyszn may have seen a successful season brought to a halt, but he has set his sights on managing in the Football League.
Andrew Danylyszn. Photo: Tamworth FCAndrew Danylyszn. Photo: Tamworth FC
Andrew Danylyszn. Photo: Tamworth FC

The campaign was going well for the Tamworth joint manager as the Lambs sat second in the BetVictor Southern League Premier Central Division, level on points with leaders Peterborough Sports and with three games in hand when the campaign was brought to an abrupt halt due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The FA's decision to null and void the season was a frustrating one for Danylyszn, as deciding the outcome on a points per game basis would have seen him secure a league title in his first full term as a manager.

But he remained optimistic, preferring concentrate on the positives.

"It was my first full season at it. To put my philosophy over to the lads and get results, a philosophy I brought with me from the academies, is a great feeling," he said.

Danylyszn's playing career included stints with Eastwood Town and FC Cavaliers before he moved into coaching with Mansfield Town and Chesterfield.

He took on the role of first-team coach with Guiseley before returning to work at academy levels at West Bromwich Albion and Tamworth, going on to take over first-team duties along with Gary Smith at the Lamb Ground.

He added: "I'm starving to go into league management.

"This is a great opportunity to prove to people why I feel like one of the best coaches coming up."