We are happy to announce Ishfaq Hussain as our new Mens first team manager. Ishy, as he is affectionately known, is a UEFA A License manager who has coached and managed at various professional academies and clubs. His most recent role was with semi-pro club Albion Sports as manager.

Ishy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role and is excited to start working with players. He has already identified a number of key transfer targets to strengthen the squad.

Ishy had this to say – “I have worked closely with the club for a number of years now and know exactly how ambitious the club is. Once I was approached by the club, I knew I wanted to be a part of the next step in the project.”

In the last 24 months, Ishy has worked very closely with the next generation of stars at the club. He has built the entire youth structure as well as developing an exciting playing philosophy with our U18s through to our U23s. The foundation at the club is strong and, with Ishy’s experience, he knows exactly which youth players deserve the opportunity to step up into the first team.

Alongside coaching the players, Ishy has been mentoring the junior coaches at the club. He has been developing coaches to help them take the next step in their coaching badges. Eight coaches have started the new UEFA C Licence under his role as FA Coach Mentor.