Delight as Kevin Heseltine becomes AFC Bridgnorth boss
AFC Bridgnorth chairman Andy Parker has expressed his delight after Kevin Heseltine’s return as boss.
Heseltine was appointed for a second spell at Crown Meadow following a board meeting on Tuesday night.
Parker insists giving Heseltine the role was an easy decision as he knows the club inside out.
“He’s been with the club many a year,” said Parker.
“He knows all the players here and has a lot of experience – he knows everybody.
“He is the manager now. He has 10 games left of the season and then he’s got pre-season as well to work with the team and shape his squad.
“It’s not just until the end of this season, we’re looking ahead.”
Bridgnorth are sat in mid-table in the West Midlands Premier.
They welcome Dudley Sports to Crown Meadow on Saturday.
Parker revealed the club did receive several applications for the manager’s post following the departure of Steve Frisby, but Heseltine was the stand-out candidate.
“The long term, that’s what we’re after here,” he said.
“We had emails and CVs and bits and bobs like that, but we wanted to plan ahead.
“He has a good knowledge of the youth set-up here as well and that’s something we want to look at.
“We want to get into the community and get more young lads playing at the club and develop links with other clubs.
“Kev is Bridgnorth born and bred so he knows what it’s all about.
“We’re delighted to have him here and excited for the future.”
Previous boss Frisby left the club after slamming his players for not turning up to training.
His second spell in charge of Bridgnorth lasted just over two months.