Llandudno Albion boss Cheung moves upstairs as Darren Jones replaces him

Llandudno Albion manager Paul Cheung has stepped down from his managerial position at the club, to focus on a new role behind the scenes, with former Llandudno Junction manager Darren Jones taking over as first team boss.

Cheung, who masterminded the clubs shock JD Welsh Cup victory over former JD Welsh Premier League side Rhyl this season, took charge of the club when they were formed just four seasons ago. But, has now stepped down from his duties.

As manager, Cheung led the club through the divisions and comfortably guided the club to survival this season in the Lock Stock Alliance Welsh League Division One, having amassed 37 points from the club’s 21 games so far this season.

But, now Cheung has taken a step back from his managerial duties in order to focus on a role that includes the day-to-day running of the football club.

However, he has left the club in safe hands, with former Junction boss Jones stepping in to take his position in the dugout. Jones was a recognisable figure in the North Wales football scene, having played for a host of clubs including Wrexham, Llandudno, Buckley Town, Llangefni and Conwy.

Jones, who previously led former Llandudno side Junction, will be aided by Cheung’s backroom staff, Karl Cheung and Luke Reagan. Both Cheung and new boss Jones hold the UEFA B License, with Regan having gained his C license.

Despite having lost a key member of their inaugural managerial team, the club announced their confidence in the new team moving forward.

“With that we can say we have appointed a fantastic replacement for Paul, Darren Jones is a well respected figure around the football scene in North Wales having represented a host of local teams in his playing career such as Wrexham, Llandudno, Buckley, Llangefni and Conwy – also had success in management with Llandudno Junction.

“Karl Cheung and Luke Reagan will stay on in the post and serve as assistants to Darren and Keith Tansley will take up a new role within the club soon to be finalised.

“We feel we have an excellent squad and the men to drive them forward.”

The managerial team will now take charge of their first game this evening, as they travel to face Greenfield as they attempt to consolidate their position in the table before the end of the season.

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