Wrexham Football Club is delighted today to announce Sam Ricketts as the new Wrexham AFC manager. Sam has agreed a three-year contract with the Club.
Sam brings a long and successful pedigree of football experience spanning 16 years as a professional footballer, during which time he has won promotion three times with three different clubs, while also captaining Wolverhampton Wanderers in both League One and the Championship.
Sam played over 550 professional matches in every league from the National League to the Premier League and also 52 appearances for the Wales national side.
After being forced to call time on his playing career early through a serious knee injury in November 2016, the 36-year-old has been concentrating on coaching having completed his UEFA A Licence with the FAW, while having embarked on his Pro Licence qualification. He has successfully plied his coaching skills at both Coventry City and Wolves since hanging up his boots 18 months ago.
Wrexham AFC Director Spencer Harris commented: "We are delighted to welcome Sam to Wrexham as the Club's new permanent manager.
“As expected, there was huge interest in the position, but we believe we have chosen the outstanding candidate to take the Club forward, to match our own aspirations and those of our supporters.
“Sam is a man with an excellent pedigree in football and we believe he has the knowledge, drive and determination to bring success to the Club as we build for the future.
“We are sure Sam will receive the usual tremendous backing from our fantastic supporters and we now look forward with real enthusiasm to the new season."