Leyton Orient legend and Former Cambridge United assistant coach, Steve Castle has been named the new Bishop’s Stortford manager after a fiasco involving the current Sittingbourne boss Ryan Maxwell. 

Castle, who made more than 250 appearances for the O’s was appointed the Stortford manager on Tuesday 14 May. 

The 57 year old, whose last position was for Royston town, remained at the club for 10 years, leading them to promotion to the Southern League, Premier Central Division. 

If The Crows are placed in the same league by the FA following their relegation from the Vanarama National League North, Castle could potentially play against his former club next season. 

Having played over 500 appearances for non-league clubs including Plymouth Argyle, Birmingham City and Peterborough United, experience is not something the manager lacks. 

In an interview with the Bishop’s Stortford Independent, Castle said;  “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Bishop’s Stortford Football Club, I’m very excited to get going and look forward to meeting the fans soon.”

His appointment comes after a confusion involving Ryan Maxwell, remaining Sittingbourne manager. 

Ryan Maxwell announced earlier in the week that he was taking over the role as the Blue’s new boss after resigning from Sittingbourne last week, but has since reverted his decision and returned to the club. 

In an audio clip from the Sittingbourne Football Club website the 39 year old revealed he was taking over from Steve Smith at Stortford. 

Having explained that it was a very tough decision to leave the Kent club after family life and the commute was a determining factor in moving away, it was later revealed that he is to remain at the club. 

Steve Castle ended his on field career after a knee injury meant having to switch to the dugout.  He spent two years as Cambridge Utd Assistant Manager before taking up the reins at St Albans City.

Having achieved highly at his previous clubs, he will look to continue this at Woodside Park.