A BRIGHT future is predicted for Wrexham FC once again following the appointment of new manager Kevin Wilkin.
The 46-year-old takes the reins at The Racecourse after leaving fellow Conference Premier club Nuneaton Town.
Wilkin oversaw three promotions in four seasons at Nuneaton and was exceeding expectations this season.
Following a lengthy search since Andy Morrell’s departure, the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) which owns and runs the club is pleased to have got its man.
Trust board member Spencer Harris was involved in the recruitment process and spoke of his delight at the appointment.
He said: “It’s a fantastic appointment for the club. He is the most sought-after manager outside of the Football League.
“He has taken Nuneaton up three levels, and into the play-off places this season on the smallest budget in our league.
“His values are very similar to those of the people of Wrexham and the football club, and the vision he presented to us throughout the interviews was inspiring.
“I should add many of the candidates involved in the process were excellent and I thank them for their interest in the position.”
Mr Harris added: “There is a quiet authority about Kevin and the players will quickly come to be inspired by him. It’s only been a difficult season on the pitch, because we have had great commercial growth off it.
“Our captain Dean Keates says the players know they have under-performed this season, but I am sure Kevin will be the man to inspire them to challenge again.”
While Wrexham are languishing in the bottom half of the table, Wilkin leaves part-time side Nuneaton in the play-off places.
A former Football League player with Northampton Town, Cambridgeshire-born Wilkin has a solid background in non-league football with a number of Southern and Midlands based clubs.
He has worked his way up through the non-league divisions with Cambridge City, Grantham Town and Nuneaton – working to tight budgets, discovering and developing local players.