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Shortwood appoint former Yate and Newent boss


Shortwood have appointed experienced coach Dan Gillespie as their new manager.

Gillespie replaces Ian Soule and Lewis Fogg and will be joined at Meadowbank by assistant Matt Tunley and goalkeeping coach Andrew Moody.

Gillespie said: “Twenty years ago I joined the club as an Under 18s player. To come full circle and get the opportunity return as manager of this great club is a massive privilege.”

Gillespie’s previous roles include manager of Tytherington Rocks, Tuffley Rovers Development manager during the 2018- 19 season before moving on to manage Gala Wilton.

Gillespie also had a spell as first team coach at Yate Town and last season he was first team manager at fellow Hellenic outfit Newent Town.

Gillespie boasts a UEFA B License – youth and senior badges as well as the FAW C Certificate – senior and youth.

Spokesperson Jim Cunneen said: “Dan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and the club is excited to work with him and hope he enjoys his time with the club.”

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