We’re delighted after a hectic week to announce our new first team manager - Louis Dean.
Louis brings a wealth of experience in both management and coaching with his time working at Welling United under their reserve and academy setup, in the dugout as an assistant at Corinthian and East Grinstead, and at Chelsea and Charlton Academy setups. With a UEFA A Licence at just 28, a BA Hons Degree in PE and Sport and considerable local contacts on and off the field we feel he offers the perfect blend of hands-on management and coaching that will enable the club to continue pushing forwards in the coming years as we add more youth sides and plan for our own home facility.
Louis will be joined by assistant Ryan Pacey and coaches Marc Powell and Rob Dillon, who all bring valuable experience.
As a result of the additions, previous assistant Mike Jones and coach Joel Weston have left the club. We wish them well for the future, and thank them for everything they helped the club achieve in such a short space of time.
We have 2/3 additions planned, but we very much hope the current crop of players who have performed so well to get us to the top of the table will be excited about the future and want to carry on the good work.
We’ll have a statement from the new management over the course of the weekend once they have spoken to all of the current squad.
In the meantime, welcome Louis and team.
Updated 18:51 - 5 Dec 2018 by Kevin Oakes