PERSHORE Town have welcomed back a familiar face after appointing Glen Brotherton as their new manager.
Town have acted quickly to name a new boss after the resignation of Scott and Kevin Walsh last week.
Having held interviews with four candidates this week, Brotherton has returned to King George V Stadium after resigning form his role as assistant boss at fellow Midland League Division One side Littleton.
Brothertone was previously assistant manager to the first team and held management positions with the reserves at Pershore.
Co vice-chairman Tim Webb said: “Gary understands the club ethos and understands what Pershore Town is all about. He is delighted to come back and we’re delighted to have him.
“He has got a strong connection with Pershore, having been assistant manager four years ago and also holding positions with the reserves.”
Brotherton, who is from Evesham, will be able to utilise his local contacts to help the squad bounce back from a disappointing start to the season, as well as being able develop players.
Webb added: “We want some stability at the club and then work on the community ethos of the club.
“We’ve got a Sunday team which can work as a feeder to the first team, as well as the under-18s.
“We had our best season for a decade last season by finishing 11th. We hoped to build on it but it hasn’t worked out as we hoped in the first few months of the season so we know we can improve.”
The club say back room appointments will be announced in the near future.
Pershore, who have won twice and lost six in the league so far this season, entertain Nuneaton Griff tomorrow (Saturday). Griff currently lie second in the table, with a record of six wins, one draw and one defeat.
Brotherton will have a watching brief, after meeting the players before the game, so Webb and fellow co-vice chairman Steve Bradstock will again be in charge.
Brotherton will then take the reins for the much-anticipated league cup home game against Hereford on Tuesday night (September 15).