Posted: Mon 2nd Nov 2015

Nomads appoint former Manchester City captain Andy Morrison as new boss and it’s gone down very well!

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Nov 2nd, 2015

gap Connah’s Quay have announced this evening the appointment of ex-Manchester City captain and former Airbus FC assistant manager Andy Morrison as Director of Football.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Nomads say Morrison will oversee all football development at the Club, working with the chairman and staff to create and implement the strategies that will help the Connah’s Quay club reach its’ full potential. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a statement The Nomads say Morrison, who succeeds the sacked Alan Bickerstaff, ‘will oversee all football development at the Nomads, working with the chairman and staff to create and implement the strategies that will help the Connah’s Quay club reach its full potential.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Morrisson, who left Airbus UK Broughton in July of this year, was instrumental in helping the Broughton-based club reach the Europa League Qualifying Stages for three successive seasons, finishing 2nd twice and 3rd in the Welsh Premier League between 2013 – 2015. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

City Legend ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Morrison, a legend amongst City fans, has his name etched in club folklore as the talismanic skipper who helped drag Manchester City back from brink of oblivion. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Captaining a City side languishing in English football’s third tier, Morrison was widely credited as the inspiration in the dressing which saw them win the Division 2 Play-Off final 1999 – seen by many as one of the most dramatic games in Wembley’s rich history. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He is an Official Fan Ambassador at the Eithad Stadium – a role that will continue. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Jay Catton, a UEFA A Licence coach, moves up from his role as Interim manager to First Team Manager, thus continuing his development within the FAW Coach Development system. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Catton, who also heads up the Club’s Academy structure of over 200 players and 25 coaches, as well as being instrumental in overseeing the club’s new 3G training facility, will rely heavily on Morrisson’s experience in managing the first team. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Chairman Gary Dewhurst said:
“We received over 30 applications for the new post and shortlisted the best six for interview. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[x_pullquote cite=”Nomads Chairman – Gary Dewhurst” type=”right”]The standard was incredibly high and it was one of the toughest recruitment decisions I’ve been involved in.[/x_pullquote] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Andy’s interview was outstanding in terms of his preparation and delivery as well as the desire and passion he showed for the role. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The winning mentality he helped to instil whilst at Airbus, added to his previous experience as a professional footballer, made him a stand out candidate and we were delighted he accepted our offer to lead the club forward alongside Jay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We haven’t had the greatest starts to the season but the squad remains positive and our first objective is to make the top six when the league splits in January”. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Morrisons appointment has been widely welcomed by fans, friends and those who have worked with him in the past: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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