STATEMENT | Brian Flynn Appointed First team Assistant Manager At Wrexham AFC

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 21 Feb 2019

Wrexham Football Club is delighted to announce that Brian Flynn has returned to Wrexham AFC to assist Bryan Hughes and joins his backroom staff with immediate effect.

Brian will bring a wealth of experience to the management team and support the manager in our quest for promotion back to the Football League.

Wrexham AFC manager Bryan Hughes commented: “Getting in the right management support at this time of the season was a critical early decision for me and Brian was always my number one choice.

“He knows me and the club inside out and can come in and hit the ground running. I am delighted that he has accepted my offer to come back to Wrexham where he enjoyed so much success in building the club.”

Brian Flynn reacted to his appointment and return to the club: “I am delighted to return and support Bryan at a club that is very special to me.

”I am coming in at an exciting time and my immediate focus will be looking to help Bryan and the club build momentum over the last couple of months of the season.

“I feel like I’ve some unfinished business at the club and would love nothing better than to help the club back to the Football League.”

Of course a familiar face at the Racecourse, Brian enjoyed a 21 year playing career including 100 Football League appearances for Wrexham, becoming player/manager in 1989.

Brian went on to manage Wrexham for 12 years becoming the third longest longest serving manager in British football most notably just behind Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Brian was of course manager during our famous FA Cup giant killing over Arsenal, led the club to the quarter-finals of the competition in 1997, won the Welsh Cup, The FAW Premier Cup three times, led the club in the ‘European Cup Winners Cup’ and won Wrexham promotion to League One in 1993. 

He later went on to manage Swansea City, Wales Under 21’s and briefly the Welsh Senior side.

He replaced Dean Saunders at Doncaster Rovers in 2013 and went on to win promotion as League One Champions before taking up the role of ‘Director of Football’ in the Championship.

Most recently Brian has been working as a scout for Swansea City before returning full circle to re-join the Dragons’ promotion hunt.

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