Welling United manager Warren Feeney signs contract to stay at Park View Road
NEWLY-APPOINTED Welling United chairman Paul Whitehead has tied down manager Warren Feeney to a contract until the end of next season.
The 41-year-old took charge of the Park View Road club on 14 March, - after replacing Peter Taylor - and put pen to paper on a new deal on Thursday.
Welling United survived relegation from the National League South by just two points, finishing their 40-match campaign on 38 points, finishing one place above bottom side Billericay Town, who have been relegated back into the Isthmian League Premier Division.
“I am delighted to sign a new contract with Welling United,” Feeney said in a statement.
“It is a fantastic club with a great future and I am keen to be part of it.
“There will be no rest in the off-season as we have already begun work on building a competitive team for 2022-23.
“I would like to thank the board, staff, players and fans for their support and cannot wait to see all the fans back in pre-season.”
Whitehead has taken over the chairmanship from Mark Goldberg, who stepped down from the role on 11 May.
“The board was unanimously in favour of re-appointing Warren as first-team manager,” added Whitehead.
“He came in to the club at a difficult time and managed to pick up the vital points we needed in order to stay up in the National League South.
“We are all excited to see what he will be able to achieve next season.”
Meanwhile, the club have announced a new operational board.
“This will create a new structure and platform that will enable the club to move forward in a dynamic way both on and off the pitch,” said a club statement.
“It will also enable us to focus on key priorities such as ground improvements and development, improving pathways from the Academy to the first team in both men’s and women’s teams, building our presence in the community, as well as driving commercial revenues and growing our supporter base at Park View Road.
“The board are keen to improve communications about the club and really give supporters a club to be proud of.”
The operational board consists of Brett Smith (vice-chairman), Howard Prosser, Garry Fiore and Matthew Mein.
Feeney, meanwhile, has won three, drawn four and lost five of his 12 games in charge in all competitions.
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