- Bryan Hughes is the new manager of Wrexham AFC
- Bryan has signed a contract with the club until 2022
- Bryan starts his new role with immediate effect
Wrexham AFC are delighted to announce Bryan Hughes as the club's new manager. Bryan has signed a three and a half year contract with the club.
Bryan brings a successful pedigree of footballing experience with him on his return to his boyhood club which spans a 21 year career as a professional footballer, during which he won promotion to the Premier League twice with two clubs while playing in excess of 500 professional games.
Since hanging up his boots six years ago the 42-year-old Merseyside native has been concentrating on his coaching career gaining valuable experience at Scarborough Athletic and at i2i Football Academy.
Bryan will be well known to Wrexham AFC fans having made his way through the ranks as a young midfielder before breaking in to the first team under manager Brian Flynn. He went on to make 97 appearances for the club scoring 14 times between 1994 and 1997.
It’s his performances in the FA Cup that Wrexham supporters will remember most fondly, reaching the quarter-finals of the competition during the 1996-97 season while scoring goals against Colwyn Bay, Scunthorpe United, West Ham United and Birmingham City along the way.
In March 1997, First Division side Birmingham paid the Dragons near one million pounds for his services with Bryan being a key acquisition for manager Trevor Francis.
He remained with the Midlands-based club until 2004, winning promotion to the Premier League in 2002 before moving to fellow Premier League side Charlton Athletic.
Wrexham AFC board of directors commented: "Bryan is an excellent coach who has a strong affinity for the Club. His appointment signals our intent to go back to the model which has seen us progress on the pitch and again become competitive in the League.
"Bryan will be completely focussed on building momentum in the final 15 games of the season as we look to achieve a successful end of the season."