English Futsal Coach Damon Shaw will return to England after 3 years in Spain and will sign for Tranmere Rovers next season after his appointment was confirmed on Thursday.
The former Middlesbrough manager, 32, will take over the newly formed futsal section of Tranmere Rovers Football Club and will start in the FA National Futsal League Division 2.
“I have learnt so much in the last three years,” said Shaw. “But the time is right to come back to England. I always said I’d come back when the game is more serious and the fact that Tranmere Rovers are backing a futsal team tells me that things are moving the right way. I was sold instantly on the Tranmere project and I think it’s a fantastic opportunity to become a leader in English futsal. I fully expect the Club to become a hotbed for the development both of Futsal players and technically strong footballers and I can’t wait to be a part of that.”
“It’s a massive challenge for me,” added Shaw. “Mark and Nicola have been great in getting futsal set up at the club and I’m delighted to be given the chance to lead it. The first step will be recruiting a competitive team and hitting the ground running. Merseyside is a place with a lot of talent and history in futsal.
“I’m looking for a group of players willing to learn and fight for the club. We’ll train hard, with a plan and with the aim of competing for promotion.”
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