Flint Town United appoint former Everton coach Holden as new manager

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Flint Town United have appointed former Everton coach and local lad Andy Holden as their new First Team Manager.

The Flintshire based side finished 6th in the Cymru Alliance last season and the appointment of Holden could see them move higher up the table.

The 54 year-old who was born in Flint has taken over his home town team and was most recently a coach at League One side Rotherham United.

The former Rhyl defender who has worked as a coach to managers like Joe Royle, Alan Irvine and Alan Stubbs will take charge of the club that finished 5th in the second tier of football last season.

Under Alan Stubbs, he was part of the coaching staff that won the Scottish Cup final back in 2016, Hibs first in their history.

The defender who made one full cap for Wales back in 1984 had a 14 year playing career, playing for clubs based in the Noth like Rhyl, Chester City, Wigan Athletic and Oldham Athletic.
This appointment will see Holden announced in an official role, having helped the club during some training sessions last season.

He will work alongside Aden Shannon, Johnny Hill and Paul McAdam, whilst Chris Whitely will stand down his role due to work commitments.

Flint Town United chairman Darryl Williams himself admitted the appointment of Holden comes as a recal coup when speaking to the clubs official website earlier today.

“For him to agree to take on the manager’s role was almost beyond my wildest dreams. We’ve had some detailed discussions over the last few weeks, and he is completely on board with all what we are trying to achieve.

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“He wants to play his part in getting the club back into the Welsh Premier League.

“Make no mistake, it’s a real coup for Flint Town United to attract someone of Andy’s calibre, and it reinforces how serious we are with our plans for the club”

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