Ex-Kington manager lands at Presteigne


Gavin Grosvenor

SHAUN Harris has targeted success with Presteigne upon his appointment as manager of the Spar Mid Wales League Two club.

Harris was confirmed as the Llanandras Park club’s new first team manager a fortnight after club stalwart Tom Ammonds confirmed his intent to step aside from dug out responsibilities.

Harris will now take up the role as he bids to steer the Saints up the table before strengthening this summer.

Harris joins the club from Hay St Marys having been head coach at the Spar Mid Wales League One club while also having a previous spell at the helm of West Midlands League side Kington Town.

Club chairman Andrew Crowe said the committee was delighted to have attracted someone of Harris’ abilities.

“When we first met with Shaun we felt he would be a very strong candidate,” said Crowe. “As well as his obvious coaching experience the overwhelming aspect that came across was Shaun’s enthusiasm and drive.

“Crucially, he feels Presteigne is a very good fit for him as he looks to step up from being head coach and back to the manager’s job.

“Shaun has already been to Llanandras Park on a couple of occasions and may well be in the dugout for the final game of the Spar Mid Wales League season against Churchstoke on Wednesday, April 5.

Harris spoke of the challenges ahead as he seeks to guide the club back to the first division of the Mid Wales League.

“I am really pleased to have been offered the post at Presteigne St Andrews and am looking forward to the challenges ahead,” said Harris. “While a look at the league table would tell you there is clearly work to be done, the club has some good young players.

“My predecessor Tom Ammonds deserves  credit for the work he’s done this season and the challenge now is to build on that.

“With a few additions, I am confident we can put together a competitive squad for next season.”

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