- Mike Newell has been appointed First Team Assistant Manager at Wrexham AFC
- Mike Newell has penned a 2.5 year contract as Assistant Manager
- His deal takes him through until the summer of 2021
Wrexham AFC are delighted to announce Mike Newell as our new first team Assistant Manager. Mike has today signed a 2.5 year contract keeping him in North Wales until the summer of 2021.
As a player Mike won the Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 and scored the fastest hat-trick by an English player in the UEFA Champions League against Rosenborg.
Mike was a talented striker who made over 500 appearances scoring 119 goals for the likes of Wigan Athletic, Leicester City, Everton, Blackburn, Birmingham City, Aberdeen and Blackpool.
After his successful 19-year playing career came to an end he has managed Hartlepool United, Luton Town and Grimsby Town. He has also spent time as a first team coach at Accrington Stanley and most recently Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.
His most successful time as manager was leading Luton to the Championship, winning League One with 98 points along the way. He now links up with new first team manager Graham Barrow for the first time since they played at Wigan together from 1983 to 1986 as his Assistant.
We're sure you will join us in welcoming Mike to the club.