Struggling Welling United appoint Warren Feeney as their new manager until the end of the season

Monday 14th March 2022

WELLING UNITED have appointed Warren Feeney as their third manager of the season, handing him the reins until the end of the season.

The 41-year-old takes over from former England manager Peter Taylor, who departed Park View Road yesterday.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of former Northern Ireland international Warren Feeney as manager until the end of the season,” said a club statement.

“Feeney joins after leaving Bulgarian First League side OFC Pirin in December 2021, where he guided them to a club record 13 consecutive wins on their way to the 2020-21 Second League title.

“He is an UEFA Pro Licenced coach with over 20 years’ experience in the game and has also held non-playing positions at Newport County, Linfield, Ards, Salisbury City, Crawley Town and Notts County.

“We wish Warren all the best and hope his time at Park View Road will be successful.”

The Wings were held to a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Bath City on Saturday and remain second-from-bottom in the Vanarama National League South table, having picked up seven wins and six draws from their 30 league outings.

Taylor was in charge of Welling United on 27 occasions in all competitions, winning six, drawing six and losing 15 games.

Welling United travel to fourteenth-placed Hampton & Richmond Borough tomorrow in Feeney’s first game in charge.

The Wings extended their winless run to six games in all competitions and they are four points clear of basement side Billericay Town and two points adrift of the side immediately above them in the table, Bath City, with 10 league games of the season remaining.

Belfast-born Feeney played for Northern Ireland on 46 occasions, scoring five goals after the striker played for his country at under 15, 16, 18 and 21 level.

Feeney made first-team appearances for Sheffield Wednesday, AFC Bournemouth, Stockport County, Luton Town, Cardiff City, Swansea City, Dundee United, Oldham Athletic and Plymouth Argyle between 2001 and 2013.

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