Dagenham & Redbridge first-team coach Darren Currie pleased to be working alongside school friend Junior Lewis

PUBLISHED: 17:30 28 June 2017

Dagenham & Redbridge first-team coach Darren Currie (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge first-team coach Darren Currie (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Coach reveals he went to same school as new Daggers assistant manager

First-team coach Darren Currie believes the Dagenham & Redbridge squad will learn a lot from new assistant manager Junior Lewis.

The 43-year-old was confirmed as John Still’s number two on Tuesday after leaving National League rivals Boreham Wood in May.

Lewis fills the void left by Terry Harris, who himself has moved to Wood, but had only been filling in on an interim basis after Ian Culverhouse left in January to take charge of Southern Premier outfit King’s Lynn Town.

For some of those at Daggers, it will be a first time working with Lewis, but Currie revealed he goes back a long way with the new member of the coaching staff.

“Junior has been with us during the off-season and is someone I’ve know for a very long time as I went to school with him,” said the 42-year-old.

“I’ve played with him too and I know what the boys will gain from working with someone like Junior.

“Like all of us at the club, from the coaching staff to the players, Junior is desperate to do well.”

As for what the arrival of Lewis, and the departure of Harris, means for the structure of the coaching staff remains to be seen.

As well as being the interim assistant manager, Harris was also head of recruitment and took on Culverhouse’s previous duties as the team’s kitman.

But Currie is confident that if anyone if asked to take on extra duties, being him or anyone else on the coaching staff, they will be more than happy to help in any way.

“My role won’t change and the club has always had a ‘muck in’ attitude,” added Currie.

“Working with John for the past couple of years, I’m happy to do anything he wants me to do.

“We all have our titles, but we all probably have about 10 jobs to do, which we are all happy to do.”

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