Cwmamman manager Rees to step down at end of season
Cwmamman United have announced that first team manager Eirian Rees will be standing down from his role at the end of the season.
Rees has been a long-serving manager at the football club, having managed over 700 games during his reign, but will step down from his role alongside first team coach Jeff Matthews at the end of the current season.
The manager will be replaced by current assistant manager Ryan Stephens, who will be aided by current first team coach Brendan Nicklin.
Rees has been a key figure in the club over the years, and has overseen their promotion from Division Three and Two.
The manager had previously left the club, but was drafted in midway through last season to help Cwmamman survive the drop from Division One.
Rees kept the club in the second tier, and has now helped form a new management team that has guided the club to new heights, as they sit in 6th place, with a top two finish still mathematically possible.
However, in a club statement they have announced that he will move on this summer.
“We wish to announce that Eirian Rees, Cwmamman United First Team Manager will stand down at the end of the season. Jeff Matthews, his assistant will also stand down.
Rees stated “We came back last season to help the club avoid relegation and I am delighted that we managed to do that and have pushed on this season to our current 5th place. We are well on target for the club’s highest ever league position. By the end of the season I will have been a manager for almost 700 Cwmamman games so the club are a huge part of my life and always will be.”
The statement continued, “we can also confirm that Ryan Stephens, currently a First Team Coach will become First Team Manager for next season with Brendan Nicklin, also a First Team Coach as his Assistant.
Rees added “Ryan is a local lad and I wish him and Brendan the very best for next season. I am confident they will continue the great progress we are making as a club. We have a great squad of players and our immediate focus is to finish the season as strongly as we can”.
“The Club wishes Eirian and Jeff well for the future and would like to deeply thank them for the incredible service as players and managers that they have given Cwmamman United. We hope and expect to see their continued involvement with the club.”