The aim is clear, survival, says newly-appointed Welling United boss Dean Frost
WELLING UNITED have unveiled Dean Frost as their new manager – within a day of sacking Loui Fazakerley.
Frost took up the post this morning and met the squad and took training and will be well known to supporters, having been part of Jamie Day’s backroom staff.
The Wings are without a league win since beating Lincoln City 2-1 at Park View Road on 13 October, although Fazakerley guided the club to The FA Cup Second Round after beating Grays Athletic at the second attempt in the Fourth Qualifying Round and Barwell before crashing to a 5-0 home defeat to Carlisle United.
Fazakerley took over in March 2015 and guided the club towards safety at the end of last season.
But Welling United went down to a 2-1 home defeat to Barrow in Fazakerley’s last game in charge of the club on Saturday.
The Wings are third-from-bottom in the Vanarama National League table, having won six, drawn six and lost 15 games. The Park View Road outfit are five points adrift of safety (taking goal-difference into account) and have 19 games remaining.
“I’m delighted to have been offered the job, it’s one that was very difficult to turn down,” Frost told www.wellingunited.com.
“Welling is a club that I have a long affiliation with having supported the club during the late 1980s, then signing on as a youth trainee some 20 years ago and more recently as first team coach working alongside Jamie Day. So I know the club very well.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to now manage the team and I am very much looking forward to the road ahead.
“The aim is clear, survival. The club, players and most importantly supporters, want to remain in the division and that’s a challenge that I’m looking forward to, and one that me and my staff believe we can achieve.
“I do not underestimate the task ahead and how hard it’s going to be. It’s going to be a big test of character.
“However, there’s enough quality in the squad and if we can lift the morale and mood, get the team better organised then I believe the situation will improve and team can start picking up the points that we need.”
Frost will be joined by Barry Ashby, who returns as assistant manager and Jamie Turner as goalkeeping coach in his backroom staff.
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