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30 March 2013

Stevenage have confirmed the appointment of Graham Westley as manager. 

Westley, 45, rejoins after being head hunted by Preston North End in January 2012 following three years of success at the Hertfordshire club that saw them win back to back promotions and enjoy continued cup successes.

Westley guided Stevenage to 'Champions' status in 2010.

Chairman Phil Wallace said: “Graham was keen to come back to Stevenage and, although I met some strong candidates, without doubt I think he’s the best man for the job right now. The Club enjoyed a great deal of success before he left last year and we moved forwards significantly in his time here on several levels.

“Since he left we’ve continued that progress in people and infrastructure off the pitch. So we spent a lot of time this past week talking about things we feel we could do better this time round and we’ve put many of those into our contractual arrangement."

A year on from being crowned Champions, Boro won the League Two Play-offs.

Wallace continued: “There are a lot of myths about Graham and the 9-5 one is the biggest. Yes, he demands a high work ethic and commitment from his players but the extra hour or two some may do is spent on personal development subjects. As long as a lad wants to improve himself and win medals that’s never been an issue at our Club.

“I’m looking forward to some exciting times again! This is the first time our season has ended in April for 4 years and that’s a measure of how far we’ve come and what we’re about.”

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