Welsh League Division One winning manager Gavin Chesterfield has committed to the Town for a further two seasons.
Last night Barry Town United confirmed Chesterfield would be extending his stay at the Vale of Glamorgan outfit following their promotion to the Welsh Premier League.
The UEFA A License coach has guided Barry to three promotions in four seasons and is the club’s most successful manager – winning 204 out of the 348 games he’s managed in, and earning over 600 points.
This is no doubt a massive boost for Barry heading into the Welsh Premier League – returning after a 13-year absence, and will delight the players and fans alike.
The former Exeter City and Merthyr Tydfil player has seen his fair share of ups and downs since taking the reins at Jenner Park in June 2007 – he’s seen the club being close to extinction to guiding them to the Welsh Premier League, which has been described as a ‘fairytale’.
Chesterfield is now regarded as a ‘legend’ in these parts and the University lecturer will be hoping to build on the foundations he’s set in the Welsh Premier League.
The Barry manager has already been busy this summer as the club prepare for life in the Welsh Premier League – adding two more players to their ranks in the form of young winger Samuel Jones and midfielder Clayton Green.
BREAKING NEWS ✍🏼 | Manager @Gavchesterfield signs 2 year contract 🔶🔷.
➡️News announced this evening. More on Gav’s commitment tomorrow…. pic.twitter.com/9xJmXYw089
— Barry Town United (@BarryTownUnited) May 27, 2017
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