Llandudno manager Iwan Williams has appointed Connah’s Quay and former The New Saints forward Matty Williams as his new assistant manager.
The 35-year-old will commence his new role immediately and will register as a player from January 1st.
“To bring someone of Matty’s stature in as my Assistant Manager is fantastic news for me personally and for everyone connected to Llandudno Football Club. It’s been a long process in making this appointment but I wanted to take my time given the importance of the role. Matty fits the bill in terms of everything I was looking for in an Assistant. Not only are we acquiring a great person and an UEFA A Licence coach, but we’re also gaining a fantastic footballer who has still so much to offer on the pitch as well as from a coaching perspective,” said Iwan Williams.
Matty Williams leaves Connah’s Quay after joining the club at the start of last season, a move which ended his six-year association with The New Saints, where he won six league titles and four Welsh Cups.
Iwan Williams added: “In his glittering playing career he has spent so much of it at The New Saints engrossed within a ‘total football’ environment. Also most recently he has been a vital cog within a successful Connah’s Quay squad who work tirelessly to achieve results so I know that the balance Matty has learnt from these different environments will benefit myself and the team as we look to push up the table. He’s a model pro who applies himself as professionally as they come and his enthusiasm to coaching is really infectious. He has vast knowledge of the game and adaptation is a key trait of his where he understands how and when to change things in different scenarios within games.
“I’d like to place on record my thanks to Andy Morrison and everyone at Connah’s Quay for their understanding and whom have been fantastic in the process throughout.”
Matty Williams’ arrival completes Iwan Williams’ backroom staff following his appointment last month.
Stephen Williams has been confirmed as first-team coach and Dave Guinn has been appointed as goalkeeper coach. Beth Davies and Lewis Stockton will work as head and assistant physios respectively.
Llandudno, currently seventh in the table, host Gresford Athletic in the Welsh Cup this coming weekend.