The Club is delighted to announce that Wayne Wilson & Ian Cox have been appointed as Joint Managers of Whitstable Town FC with immediate effect.
Having received two dozen applications from as far afield as the Potteries & Northern Ireland prior to the closing date of Saturday, the ‘Board’ met quickly having shortlisted three potential candidates each of whom proved very credible and equal with the objective of preserving the clubs Ryman League status the main focal point.
However, it was Faversham Town Club Captain (and midfield maestro) and former Margate ‘caretaker Manager’ Wayne Wilson (whom has played in excess of 350 Ryman League games in addition to playing pro football) alongside Ramsgate Head Coach Ian Cox; whom himself is no stranger to the non-league scene and of course International football having played for Trinidad & Tobago in the 2006 World Cup.
Town Chairman, Gary Johnson, had been quoted as saying that the Club required an experienced &knowledgeable individual with character, Steel and contacts; well Johnson and his Board have two vastly experienced persons in Wilson & Cox to lead the Oysters away from the foot of the table to the security within Step 4 of the National Pyramid.
Johnson commented: ‘The three shortlisted candidates each in turn illustrated desire and passion, it really was a close run case in the appointment of Wilson & Cox; but the Board voted unanimously’ in this their third managerial Appointment of the season. He went on to add ‘ Wilson & Cox have already highlighted immediate targets to join the Oystermen and if they pull these signings off then there is no reason why the Town cannot rise at last’.
Richard Langley recently stepped into the breach and in very difficult circumstances has held the fort until yesterday’s appointment; indeed it is expected that he will lead the team in tonight’s Kent Snr Cup tie at Home to Bromley whilst Wilson & Cox cast their eyes over the youngsters of the Town. Johnson said ‘The Club are indebted to Richard Langley, a thoroughly professional coach who has once again been a safe pair of hands’.
Wayne Wilson commands respect whilst Ian Cox has the pedigree to match; both staking their reputations in joining the club at such an important time and with exactly half the season to go (23 fixtures). Wilson added ‘you can’t have a bad game working hard’ and so their search for talent begins.
The Club would like to thank all unsuccessful applicants for their interest.
Congratulations to Wayne & Ian on their appointment; we believe they have the character, guile and the necessary contacts.