Steve Wilkes is coming up to his second anniversary with Northwich Victoria after taking over the reins back in September 2017. With well over 1,000 managerial games under his belt, Wilkes is regarded as one of the finest in the business.
In March, he saw his side just moments away from Wembley as they lost their FA Vase Semi-Final match on penalties to Chertsey Town 5-3, and still to this day, he is still feeling it, "It still hurts to this day, if I'm being honest. When you're one kick away from Wembley but, it's like I said at the time when I was interviewed, I was completely numb after the game but I did say when we sit down in the summer and reflect from when I took over nearly two years ago and were second-bottom in the League. We were getting 80 people watching us at Warrington to being one kick away from Wembley. We had 1700 for the semi-final at home. It just shows what a good season we had last year. People will say you can go one step further next year but it's not that easy.
*Breaking News* after a few years in exile #Vics #legend Tricky returns to #theclubthatwouldntdie yet another fantastic addition to the #Vicsfamily Welcome back 👍💚⚽— Northwich Victoria (@NorthwichVicsFC) July 16, 2019
Tricky will be given the squad number #9lives the cat that wouldn't die #NVFC #born1874 #145andcounting #onwards pic.twitter.com/lvSrQcmL08