Hednesford Town Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Morrell as the club’s new first team manager. 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.
Andy arrives at Hednesford with an impressive track record as a manager having taken Wrexham to two Wembley appearances in 2013 in his first job as a manager, winning the FA Trophy as well as finishing runners up in the National League play-off final. Andy’s next role also saw him take Tamworth from second bottom in the National League North to just missing out on the play-offs which included a twelve game winning streak. Andy has an impressive win ratio from his time at both Wrexham and Tamworth and it says an enormous amount about the project at Hednesford Town Football Club that he wanted to come and join the Pitmen.
As a player Andy was a renowned goal scorer with over 125 goals to his name including 34 goals for Wrexham in 2002-2003 which saw him named as the top goal 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 all of whom have fond memories of Andy as a fine centre forward.
On his move to Hednesford Town Andy said “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”.
Andy’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.
In a joint statement incoming 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”.