JOINT-MANAGER Sean Tynan plans to stay at Little Oakley for the “long haul”.

The former Capel Plough and Framlingham boss has thoroughly enjoyed his first year with the ambitious Kent Blaxill Essex and Suffolk Border League premier division Acorns.

And he wants to stay and be part of what he believes will be a “cracking” season in 2014/15.

“When the club asked me if I wanted to stay I said ‘definitely’,” said Tynan, who runs the first team with Paul Sadler.

“The job isn’t finished yet and we’ve got a two or three-year plan, to bring the lads through and get them to the next level.

“I’m here for the long haul and love it. Everybody’s buzzing and the club is flourishing.

“The ethos is second to none and I think we’ll have a cracking season next year, if everyone stays fit. We might have to bring one or two in, but we like bringing youngsters through and giving them a chance.”

Tynan, who joined last May to replace the departing Duncan Carmichael, says he has enjoyed working with Sadler.

He had planned to have a year out and not be involved with a club in the season just gone.

But he changed his mind after meeting his fellow manager.

“When the club first approached me I said ‘no’,” he said.

“But Paul spoke to me and really sold it.

“He’s fantastic and we get on so well.

“We haven’t disagreed on one thing, throughout the whole season.

“We couldn’t have asked for any more from the players.

“We’ve got some good young lads and they’re willing to learn and train hard. They’re talking about pre-season already, which shows how enthusiastic they are.”

Oakley brought the season to an end with a 2-0 win at University of Essex and finished seventh in the table.