North Wales stalwart Herbert joins Salford City coaching staff
A manager who learned his trade in the Welsh pyramid has joined National League side Salford City FC’s push for promotion.
Chris Herbert has joined the club as North West scout and first team analyst, in addition to working with the ‘Class of 92’ owned outfit’s U23 squad.
Herbert was a popular figure at a number of clubs during his playing career, which included spells at Airbus UK FC and Connah’s Quay Nomads.
His first role at management was at Welshpool Town, after which he spent time as a coach at Rhyl before being appointed Conwy Borough’s manager in May 2012.
He later went into the Cefn Druids hot seat, but left in 2015 to move into the English system, working as a scout for Chester FC and joining Runcorn Town alongside ex-Nomads boss Mark McGregor.
And although he is departing the club, its Welsh connections will continue as former Airbus midfielder Paul McManus has been appointed caretaker manager until the end of the season.
Herbert’s appointment continues a series of ex-Welsh football figures joining the English system, with Barry Town defender Macauley Southam-Hales signed by Fleetwood Town in the January transfer window.
Haverfordwest County striker Danny Williams was also snapped up by Premier League side Cardiff City this year, with previous moves seeing ex-TNS men Connell Rawlinson and Scott Quigley join Port Vale and Blackpool respectively.
Craig Harrison, also of TNS, earned a move to National League outfit Hartlepool, but left after 36 games, and is now working with Andy Morrison as a first team coach at Connah’s Quay Nomads.
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