Chris Lucketti says the decision to leave the position of assistant manager at Scunthorpe United to return to former club Bury in a managerial role was an easy call to make.
The former Bury favourite – who played more than 200 times for the Shakers signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Gigg Lane after Bury agreed to meet the release terms of his contract with Scunthorpe.
Lucketti told the press: “It’s great to be back – I have nothing but love and affection for the Club.
“I’ve served my apprenticeship under Graham.
“We had some successful times at Scunthorpe but when Bury came calling it was an easy decision to make
“I’ll take it one game at a time, starting with Northampton on Saturday. The result on Tuesday will give everyone a lift and we’ll look to push on from that”
Bury chairman Stewart Day added that he had no hesitation in offering Lucketti the manager’s post.
“What we wanted was a young, enthusiastic manager who shared the same ambition as the club,” he said.
“Chris came across really well in our discussions, and demonstrated the knowledge and passion we already knew he had.
“We did not want an older guy who had maybe been in management for a long time as we know how much energy is required to make a success of this job.
“Likewise, we did not want a former Premier League player with no experience of football at this level or an unrealistic idea about what it took to be successful.
“Chris has a great balance. He has played at the very top level, maybe not everybody realises that, but also has great experience as a player and a coach in League One.
“He has been an assistant manager now for five years and is ready to step up. I am confident he can convert all of that knowledge and enthusiasm to become a successful manager in his own right.”
A Scunthorpe United statement read: “The club would like to place on record their thanks to Chris for his hard work since joining the club and wish him all the best for the future.”