Pennock appointed as Aberystwyth Town boss

Aberystwyth Town have announced that Tony Pennock has been appointed as the clubs First Team Manager.

The former Neath goalkeeper had originally been appointed as Assistant Manager back in April, helping the club to survival with wins over Llandudno and Rhyl.

The 46 year-old spent time at Swansea City as a Goalkeeping Coach as well as Head of Youth Development before moving to Hull City as the Tigers U18S manager before being promoted to First Team Coach, before manager Mike Phelan was relieved of his duties, with Pennock opting to leave Humberside.

Working alongside Pennock will be former Haverfordwest County manager Wayne Jones who was given permission to continue in the role after the FAW Trust admitted him to the A-Licence course he was studying over the season.

Speaking to the official Aberystwyth Town website, Chairman Donald Kane spoke of the importance of continuity.

“After a season of transition it was important to us to have some continuity, to ensure that the spirit the side showed in late March and April is carried through to next season. Tony’s vast experience within the game, and his relationship with Wayne and the Players, made him the standout candidate and we are delighted to confirm him in the role of First Team Manager.”

“Wayne also made a huge contribution to the Team’s improvement at the end of the season and it was only right that he should be reinstated as Assistant Manager.”

With Pennock appointed, former Hereford coach Matthew Bishop who was placed on gardening leave has left the club, with Kane thanking Bishop for his contribution at the club.

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“On behalf of the Board of Directors I’d like to express my gratitude to Matthew Bishop for his hard work at the Club over the past year and sincerely wish him all the best in his future career.”

 

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