New First Team Manager - Welcome Chris Herbert | 1874 Northwich F.C.

New First Team Manager – Welcome Chris Herbert

1874 Northwich are delighted to announce that after a comprehensive recruitment process, Chris Herbert has agreed to become our new first team manager.

From the many impressive candidates, Chris stood out and we feel he is the perfect choice to take the club forward and bring back better times after a hard season for our supporters.

He enjoyed an extensive career as a player, having played for Chester City and Vauxhall Motors, as well as spells in Wales with Connah’s Quay Nomads, Airbus and Welshpool.

A UEFA A qualified coach, his management roles include Conwy Borough, Cefn Druids and Flint Town United and more recently Runcorn Town, where he spent a successful four years building a very competitive side before leaving to take up a role as First team scout and analysis for League Two side, Salford City. Since then, he has worked for Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest.

Chris will be joined in his management team by an experienced assistant manager which will excite football fans in Northwich, further details will follow in the coming weeks.

We spoke to Chris about his appointment as our new manager: “The catchment and stature of the club is fantastic. I have a lot of respect for the club and so do players around the area.”

“I think the pull of the club will attract the players that we are going to be after as they will want to be a part of what we are going to try and achieve here.”

The full interview with Chris will be available in the coming days.

Football Secretary Vicki England commented on the appointment: “We knew we needed someone with good experience and knowledge along with an understanding of what 1874 is about, and Chris demonstrated all of this. The Board is looking forward to working with Chris in the coming weeks to prepare us for the next chapter. I am sure all our supporters will welcome Chris to the club and will get behind him, his management team, and the squad.”

His first game in charge will be against Clitheroe on Saturday 13th April at Townfield.

Welcome to ’74, Chris!

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