Ashford United have announce Kevin Watson as the clubs new manager.
After spending four years in charge at Chatham Town, Watson joined and managed a tremendously impressive spell with Cray Valley PM.
Under his guidance, the Millers managed their highest league position ever, not to mention leading them to Wembley to compete for the FA Vase Final. Cray Valley also managed to get to the FA Cup First Round Proper for the first and only time in the clubs history a few seasons ago.
Watson then made the switch to Herne Bay for the last campaign, but following his resignation, is excited to join the Nuts & Bolts.
“My ambition as manager is to match the growth of the local community with a successful local football club,” said Watson in a statement posted on the Club website.
“I am acutely aware of the great work of both Tommy Warrilow and Alex O’Brien over an extended period of time and am determined to build on this platform. Joining me as Assistant Manager will be Adam Flanagan. Adam’s wealth of experience and persona will be pivotal in creating the desired environment.
“While the season may have just concluded, we now enter an extremely busy and important time for the club. My intention is to communicate and meet with the current squad, articulating the vision and values that we hold. Alongside those conversations will be the arranging of pre-season friendlies and scheduling a return for pre-season. The work has started already to ensure that we are in a position of strength heading into the next league campaign.”
The club received 35 applicants for the position and have thanked all who were unsuccessful.
Ashford will be among the favourites for promotion in a competitive Isthmian South East Division, due to get underway on August 12th.