WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley’s two-year deal with the Terras is effectively full-time, chairman Paul Maitland has confirmed.

Molesley in April rejoined the Terras having left in 2020 to join Southend United after piloting Weymouth to back-to-back promotions.

Molesley’s successor Brian Stock, David Oldfield and Bobby Wilkinson were all full-time.

Away from football, the former Bournemouth midfielder has recently set up his own company.

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Maitland confirmed Molesley’s commitments are flexible and will still allow him to concentrate on Weymouth.

While Molesley’s contract is officially part-time, the reality is very much full-time due to the hours and dedication required.

Maitland told Echosport: “Mark has set up his own building and maintenance company, so he has his own business outside of the club.

“Whether you classify a manager as full-time or part-time, there’s no such thing as a part-time manager at this level.

“Looking at the work that’s gone in since he’s been here, he’s very much full-time.

“But I don’t think his business is going to allow him to be that full-time, the whole time.

“The big thing is that his business is similar to mine, whereby actually he can find time to go and watch under-21 games or a game in the evening.

Dorset Echo: Mark Molesley took charge of Weymouth's last five matches of the seasonMark Molesley took charge of Weymouth's last five matches of the season (Image: MARK PROBIN)

“His business is adaptable enough that he can do that. He also in Brad (Asagba, assistant) and Jamie (Weeks, coach) has people that are more than capable of stepping out and doing the club’s business at daytime or the evening.

“Again, with Jason Matthews, he also has that ability to go out and speak to clubs, watch players and scout in the day and evening.

“There is more flexibility around the football management side of the club, that will allow all areas to be covered, than perhaps we’ve had since Mark was here last time.

“Brian, David and Bobby were supported by part-time staff. So, that model will be similar to this.

“This probably has more people with flexibility in their lives to be able to meet the needs of a National League South club.”