Dover Athletic have confirmed that Andy Hessenthaler will be staying on as manager next season.
The club have appealed against the 12-point deduction imposed on them for next season, a punishment dished out after deciding to stop play midway through the current National League campaign.
Hessenthaler had already said he was keen to continue as manager, with or without the points deduction, and chairman Jim Parmenter has agreed for him to stay on.
Mr Parmenter said: “With regard to next season, Hess will continue as manager and obviously, we will be starting in a compromised position (regardless of the appeal outcome).
“We will not be able to compete financially with the big rich clubs in the league, but we are planning an ‘alternative approach’ because the financial madness which is prevalent in our league currently is not sustainable and is destroying the game aided and abetted by the hopeless administrative structure at our level.
“What we will need as a club is for the whole town and district to come together to help us regroup and show the establishment that we will not be bullied.
“We stand united for what is right and just and we will not be cowed.
“So, please, recruit a friend, make a purchase from the shop, buy a season ticket when the time comes, sponsor us in some way, but most of all please come to the games and cheer the team on.
“Let us show the world of football that the people of Dover really do care about their club.
“Let us show football there is a better way!”