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Westfields Football Club have this evening confirmed that Scott Russell will become the clubs new first team manager.
A statement shared by the club at 10pm this evening said:
Westfields FC are delighted to announce the appointment 40 year old experienced Scott Russell as their new 1st team manager to lead their Hellenic league team.
Scott has previously been a professional goalkeeping coach at Lincoln City and Hereford Fc and more recently has managed Welsh Clubs Monmouth Town And Builth Wells.
He is a Qualified FA Coach with many years of experience in coaching, management and recruitment.
He actually started his playing career at Westfields as a youngster and holds the record as the youngest ever player to play in the first team aged 14 in the West Midland League before moving away.
Scott gave a very professional interview and was selected from a very good choice of applicants keen to work with our ambitious club.
We are really pleased we have a new manager in place and we are sure he will play an important part of our future as he brings a wealth of managerial and coaching experience to the club along with an excellent coaching team which we will confirm in the coming days.
We are sure all our supporters, sponsors, players & followers will get behind Scott and his backroom team.
On his appointment Scott gave the following statement.
“Firstly I am delighted to be given the managers role at Westfields FC. It’s a club that I was part of as a junior and currently have the club and West Midlands record for being the youngest player to play for the first team at only 14.
“Between myself and the coaching team I will be bringing in I can promise that we will be as professional as we possibly can on and off the pitch, we will work with all aspect of the club from the Development and Women’s teams and across the Junior section, I am a big campaigner for a good player pathway and for everyone at the club to be valued.”
“I have been fortunate to learn my coaching trade at Lincoln City FC where I was the Head of Academy Goalkeeping and then worked within the first team with great professionals like David Preece, Jimmy Walker and Danny/Nicky Cowley. From there I had a spell with Hereford FC and over the last 5 years since returning to Hereford I have managed in Wales for Monmouth Town and Builth Wells.”
“I like my teams to play good attacking football, its important to let the players express themselves during games in order to get the best out of them, my teams will also be hard working, they will be fit and hard to break down with a strong identity.”
“The squad needs some new additions to bolster numbers and create competition, so my backroom team and I will be pushing hard over the next couple of weeks in that area. I’ve watched several games this season and one thing I’ve thoroughly enjoyed is listening to the fans and supporters who make sure the games have a cracking atmosphere, I’m excited to get going!”