Cardiff Metropolitan University re-instate Dr Christian Edwards as First Team Manager

Cardiff Met FC have announced that first team manager Dr Wayne Allison has stepped down from his role and that Dr Christian Edwards will take charge alongside his current role of Director of Football.

The 48 year-old who has tallied over 700 appearances in professional football, took his first permanent basis job in management after a brief spell as caretaker manager at Chester, before coaching at Bury, Tranmere and Bradford City.

The club announced the news on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting Allison’s family commitments as the reason for the mutual termination between both Manager and Club.

“Having been unable to contribute to the season thus far, Wayne Allison has stepped down as first team manager. Due to ongoing family commitments Wayne and Director of Football, Dr Christian Edwards, mutually agreed to such a decision in the best interests of the players and the club.

Christian will now revert back to his role of first team manager while still carrying out his duties as Director of Football. The club would like to thank Wayne for his time at the club and wish him all the best for all future endeavours.”

Allison took charge of the first team, replacing Edwards midway through last season, but has now stepped down from his position to ongoing work commitments.

The former was made First Team Manager of the Students in February of this year after the club had secured a top six place ahead of Phase Two of their debut top flight season. As part of the managerial change last season, Edwards was moved to Assistant Manager and Director of Football.

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Met have experienced a strong start to the 2017/18 season under Edward’s guidance and find themselves sitting in second position with 10 points from five games.

 

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