Proudlock appointed at Eccleshall

Sun 21st June 2020 | Eccleshall
By Martin Fallon

Eccleshall Football Club are delighted to announce that they have appointed a new manager to take the club forward. 

After assessing a good number of impressive applications for the post and then shortlisting and interviewing, the club have appointed former professional footballer Adam Proudlock as their new manager. 

Club secretary, Jim Tunney, said: “We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of some of the applicants for a club at Step 6 and the selection process took a little while but we feel that we have the right man for the job. Adam outlined his ambitions for the team and the professional approach he wanted to adopt and impressed the panel with what he had to say. Additionally, we felt that the knowledge and experience gained from his professional career would be an asset to the club. After finishing in seventh place in the league, we want to build on that and Adam is looking forward to the challenge”.

Adam will be supported by three coaches in his backroom team – Steve Wainwright, Jake Robinson and Ben Henderson, two of which are UEFA ‘B’ qualified. They will bring added knowledge and experience to the team both in training and on match days.

Adam Proudlock said: “When I spoke to the chairman and vice chairman, they discussed what they were looking to do off the field to improve the facilities at Pershall Park and their ambitions for the club matched mine in what I feel I can bring to the team on the pitch. Whilst I have managed in the West Midlands League, the North West Counties League will be a new experience for me.

“I know it is a good league with some strong teams who will be challenging for the top places. Eccleshall were up there too until the season finished prematurely and we need to take that a stage further when the new season gets under way – whenever that may be. My first task will be to meet the players, outline my plans and see if we can take the team forward together.

“Both myself and my backroom team are pleased to be at Eccleshall and excited by the challenge we are facing”.

During his professional league career, Adam played for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday with spells at Clyde, Nottingham Forest, Tranmere, Ipswich, Stockport County, Darlington and Grimsby Town.       

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