Statement: Football Management Update

Jason Ainsley has now been confirmed as the Club’s new First Team Manager until the end of the season with Jamie Chandler appointed as Assistant Manager.

As part of the new look football structure, former Moors Youth FC coach Lewis Dickman has returned to the Club to take up the role of First Team Coach, while Chris Mason will continue as Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Dickman had been Academy Manager at Sunderland until the summer having previously worked as a Youth Team Coach with the Black Cats prior to a five-year spell as a Coach Educator with The Football Association.

As well as his responsibilities with the First Team, Dickman will also be working closely with Gavin Cogdon to help the Club further enhance its Youth Football operation.

“We felt it was key to add a little more clarity to the football management structure and we’re delighted with the team we now have in place,” said Moors Chief Executive, Brad Groves.

“In Jason we have someone who is vastly experienced in the role and who has previously brought great success to the Club, so it’s fantastic seeing him back at the helm.

“Jamie Chandler has proven himself to be a very talented coach and we’re excited to see him continue to flourish in this new role working closely with Jason.

“Lewis will also add great knowledge and experience from a coaching point of view, so we offer him a very warm welcome back to The Brewery Field and wish him every success.

“James Curtis will now revert to his role as Club Captain, and we want to thank him for his work and support over the past couple of weeks.

“We are confident that the management team we have installed now can help provide the improvements we need to meet our goals for the season.

“They are already working hard to identify targets who can improve our current squad and they will have further funds available to complete that strengthening as soon as possible.”

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