Jamie Vermiglio has been appointed team manager of Buxton FC to lead the Bucks in their first National League North season.
A former Chorley player and in charge for four years, Jamie, 39, achieved one promotion, two play-offs and a club record FA Cup fourth round appearance. He also set up a youth academy. Chorley finished sixth in the 2021/22 National League North, losing to York City in the play-offs.
What made you decide to join Buxton FC ?
“Ultimately it was the ambition of the club I’ve been at Chorley a long time and as I manager and I arguably have done well but it reaches a point when a change might be good for you Chorley have just got to the playoffs and we had a good season.
I saw the job going at Buxton and it’s the only one that caught my eye and didn’t think to much about it but when I realised there was interest It was something I wanted to find out more about and when I did speak to the chairman and realised the ambition and the people I’d be working with then the excitement started to build and I’m really proud to now be the manager of Buxton after the success last season.”
What can you bring to Buxton FC as a manager?
I’ve got a winning mentality I’m hard working I’m astute and meticulous and I have high standards and I think if you have some of those things as well as a positive vison and ethos, I think it can go a long way in football.
I’m keen to build relationships with the players, relationships with the fans and relationships with people in and around the club and hoping that will stand us in good stead.
It’s a tough tough league and it’s not going to be easy but like all managers at this level I’ve got a burning ambition to get promoted and it’s no different now I’m at Buxton.”
How do you feel you can get a relationship with the fans?
“I think it’s just engagements. When you have success and you’re winning it’s easier, but fans want players who play with their heart on their sleeves, players who will run through brick walls and players who will give their all for the club and that’s what I was like as a player.
As a manager it’s the same I give my all and I think if you have success, or you don’t as long as the players are given their all for the Bucks and the shirt it stands them in good stead.
Inevitably success does brings confidence and confidence is a massive thing in football and hopefully with everything I have spoken about we can give the fans something to cheer about this season.”
What research and preparations have you done for the job so far?
“Probably more than you would think would go into preparing for a job.
Obviously, there is the twitter coverage, the BBC coverage, there’s speaking to people that are already have been involved with the club and speaking to people who are currently involved with the club.
There are meetings that take place to see if your aligned to others and I’m please to see after the conversations after all that I’ve heard nothing but positive things.
I think we match in terms of our ambition a club that are growing and going places and I think I can help them to do that.”