Paul Smith’s Assistant Manager and backroom staff have been announced and will see a familiar face returning to the Yeltz.
Former fan favourite John Snape has accepted the role as Assistant Manager. John made 284 appearances for the Yeltz between 1992 and 1998 scoring 25 goals. Following his arrival John said:
“I’m delighted to be back at the club, a club that means a lot to me. Added to that to be working alongside a top young manager in Paul.
“I feel there are exciting times ahead for the club, I can’t wait to play my part.”
The teams new manager, Paul Smith, added:
“I’ve known ‘Snapper’ for a number of years and as soon as I knew he was interested I was delighted, during our meeting to discuss the role, his passion, desire and knowledge really impressed me.
”A tremendous player in his day, who has more recently done brilliantly managing Worcester City - it’s a fantastic appointment for the club, and one I think will be greatly received by the fans’’
As well as ‘Snapper’ joining the club as Assistant Manager Paul has been busy finalising his back-room staff.
Craig Nicholls will be joining the Yeltz as First Team Coach; he had a similar role under Paul at Redditch United and completing the backroom staff will be Goalkeeping Coach Josh Coney who again was with Paul at The Reds.
Physio Gavin Blackwell will continue to be part of the backroom set up however Richard Evans-Hadley and Craig Harris have left the club.