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    On the 18th of January 2024, Stuart Maynard assumed the role of head coach at Notts County, succeeding Luke Williams. Maynard, born on 18 October 1980, is an English football manager and former player known for his dedication and strategic prowess.

    stuart maynard notts county manager.webpMaynard's journey in football began as an apprentice at Watford, eventually venturing through spells with FC Groningen, St Albans City, and Wealdstone. His playing career spanned nine years in non-league football before he transitioned into coaching.

    In May 2012, Maynard took on the role of assistant manager at Hemel Hempstead Town, working alongside Dean Brennan. The duo achieved success, guiding Hemel to the Southern League title in 2013–14 and reaching the First Round of the FA Cup. They later joined Billericay Town but faced an unexpected termination of their contracts in less than four months.

    Despite challenges, Maynard and Brennan continued their coaching journey, with brief stints at Kingstonian and Wealdstone. At Wealdstone, they secured automatic promotion to the National League as champions of the National League South in the shortened 2019–20 season.

    Following Brennan's departure, Maynard assumed the interim managerial role at Wealdstone and was later appointed permanently on 11 March 2021. Despite initial struggles, Maynard led the club to a 16th-place finish in the 2020–21 season, their highest league finish in 35 years. The subsequent season saw further improvement, finishing 13th in the National League, marking Wealdstone's highest finish in 36 years.

    Maynard's efforts at Wealdstone were rewarded with a two-year contract extension in May 2022 and another extension in July 2023, solidifying his commitment to the club until the end of the 2025-26 season.

    On the 18th of January 2024, Stuart Maynard took on a new challenge as the head coach of Notts County in EFL League Two, succeeding Luke Williams. Alongside him are Matthew Saunders and first-team coach Craig Saunders. Notably, prior to his full-time coaching career, Maynard worked part-time as an engineer for BT for nineteen years, showcasing his versatility and commitment to the sport.

    Stuart Maynard's journey from apprentice player to the head coach of Notts County reflects his resilience, adaptability, and unwavering dedication to the beautiful game.

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