A decision to bring in a commercial manager to the club was made as Basford Chairman, Chris Munroe and Vice-Chairman, Tom Brookbanks aim to build on the back of last season.
Ryan has previously worked as a football manager including Kimberley MW and Awsworth Villa before being offered an opportunity at Basford United.
Away from the game, Ryan Doherty also runs his own successful business, something which he believes could help him with his new challenge. Ryan said; 'I've got a lot of experience both in football and business and I hope to combine them into this new role at Basford'
With managerial experience, football knowledge and a foot in business, Ryan will aim to help grow the club away from the pitch.
His work will include communicating with local businesses, advertising, sponsorships and marketing at Greenwich Avenue.
From Nottingham himself, Ryan is aware of the club's growth and admires Basford's success.
He went on to say; 'This is a big club already and the potential to grow it even further is huge. For me to be part of that is a no-brainer'.
Ryan Doherty will join a number of new additions to the club, which sends out a huge message regarding the club's ambitions.
Watch his full interview here!
Updated 14:43 - 17 Jun 2018 by Josh Wing