by MARTIN COBBOLD
A former county representative at youth level, Dickie eventually progressed into the ranks at Stowmarket Town but he has also had a long affiliation with the Army, making his debut back in September 1992.
After more than 250 appearances and 70 goals for the club, Dickie takes over in January.
Dickie will inherit a team that has shown strong improvements in the winter period, with two league victories against Parkside part of a four-match unbeaten run.
The only disappointing news for Army is that Jon Doughty, who had performed stoutly in the middle of defence since moving from left-back, has jetted off to Australia for an indefinite period.
Doughty was captain for the day in his last match and epitomised his playing style when he smashed in a left-footed free kick with tremendous power, contributing to a 2-1 victory.
The club wishes to thank Danny for his hard work, enthusiasm and skill during his tenure as manager and are delighted that he will continue to be involved with the club.
In other news, the club have been awarded the Suffolk and Ipswich League Sportsmanship Award for Junior Clubs for the month of November.
The award is a clear sign of the high standards the club adheres to, both on and off the pitch.
For more information on the club, please visit http://www.salvationarmyfc.co.uk/