Nomads announce Neil Gibson as assistant manager
Connah’s Quay Nomads have announced that Neil Gibson, who resigned his post as manager of Prestatyn Town yesterday, will be part of Andy Morrison’s coaching staff at the club.
Gibson was Prestatyn’s manager for 14 years and is widely recognised as the club’s greatest ever manager, having led the Seasiders to the Welsh Cup in 2013 and into the two rounds of Europa League qualifiers the following summer.
Ironically his Prestatyn side were relegated by a 3-1 defeat to Nomads in April 2015, but he led them to a return to the Welsh Premier League at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, after the club overcame financial difficulties to be crowned Huws Gray Alliance Champions in 2016/17.
Gibson is a former Wales U21 international who made one Football League appearance for Tranmere Rovers.
He also played at Sheffield Wednesday, Southport, Halesowen and Rhyl before heading to Bastion Gardens in the 2005/06 campaign.
Gibson is currently on the UEFA Pro License course alongside First Team Manager, Andy Morrison and joins Morrison’s First Team Coaching Staff of Director of Football, Jay Catton and Goalkeeping Coach, Neil Ebbrell.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Andy Morrison said:
“I am delighted to welcome Neil to the Club. He has an in-depth knowledge of Welsh football and has done an incredible job at Prestatyn Town, bringing through and nurturing young talent. With our Club’s transition to a full-time status the profile of the players we will be working with will change.
I have no doubt that alongside myself and Jay [Catton], that Neil will play a major part in developing the talented young full-time squad we are assembling and aim to have that in place for the start of the 2018-19 season.”
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