Andy Morrell named new Hednesford Town boss

Hednesford Town have announced the appointment of Andy Morrell as the club's new first team manager.

Andy Morrell named new Hednesford Town boss
Andy Morrell named new Hednesford Town boss

The experienced 45 year old former National League manager has agreed to take over the manager's role at Keys Park and will set to work immediately preparing for the 2020/21 campaign in the Southern League Premier Central division.

Morrell arrives at Hednesford with an impressive track record having taken Wrexham to two Wembley appearances in 2013, winning the FA Trophy as well as finishing runners up in the National League play-off final.

He then took Tamworth from second bottom in the National League North to just missing out on the play-offs which included a twelve-game winning streak.

"I am very grateful for this opportunity to become manager of Hednesford Town at this very exciting time and along with the new owners and staff developing a football club that the community and fans can be proud of," said Morrell.

Morrell's appointment closes a thorough selection and interview process by the club's new owners and director of football Terry McMahon following the FA announcement that the 2019-2020 season was over due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

A joint statement from owners Graham Jones and Hayden Dando said, "We had the opportunity to go through a wide range of CVs and explore all of our options, we had a very high standard to make the selection from and would like to thank all of the candidates for their interest in the role.

"We would also again like to place our thanks on record to Danny Glover, Dean Glover and Ben Bailey for guiding the club through a difficult period last season.

"Whilst we had a number of candidates available to us, from the moment we first spoke with Andy we were impressed by his level of knowledge, enthusiasm and genuine excitement at the project here at Keys Park.

"Andy’s career has seen him stay in his previous management roles for over three years which in football says a lot about the character of the man; his attitude, expertise and ability are a fantastic fit with our 'one club one badge ethos'.

"We are very excited about the season ahead with Andy in charge and we look forward with real enthusiasm to the season ahead."

As a player Morrell was a renowned goalscorer with over 125 goals to his name including 34 for Wrexham in 2002-2003 which saw him named as the top scorer in all four divisions as well as a place in the PFA Team of the year.

His playing career also saw spells at Bury, Blackpool and Coventry City.

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