United are delighted to announce the arrival of a new manager in Rob
played in the Premier League during his career, spent three years at Wolves as a
coach, initially with the Under-18s but then over the last two seasons with the
closely with the likes of Kenny Jackett, Walter Zenga and Paul Lambert whilst
at Wolves, and was also caretaker Head Coach for a spell with the Sky Bet
Championship club last season.
been a difficult couple of years for the club, and a tough decision to part
company with Rob and Larry, who worked very hard in some challenging
circumstances,” says AFC Telford director Andy Pryce.
“But we are
delighted to have brought in a Head Coach of the caliber of Rob Edwards, who we
are confident will bring success and help the club develop in the future.
Rob is a Telford lad, who had a successful career as a player and has since
gone on to make a very good start to his coaching career, working with both
young and senior players. Having done very well with the Wolves Under-18s
side, he stepped up to the role of first team coach over the last two seasons,
which included being temporary Head Coach for a spell last season. He has
an excellent reputation within the game and has a hunger and determination to
make a success of this new opportunity with AFC Telford. We welcome Rob
to AFC Telford, and look forward to working with him as the club aims for an
exciting and successful season.”
Rob Edwards spoke of his delight at becoming the new Bucks
boss this afternoon.
“Really excited to be joining AFC Telford United as their
new manager. This is my hometown club which I have a real affiliation too. I will
be working very hard to see what we can achieve and hopefully see the football
club raise its profile to a new level”
holds the UEFA A License qualification and is due to complete his UEFA Pro
License later this year, is expected to meet the team for the first team at
training on Thursday evening.