Evo-Stik League South East club Aylesbury FC have announced the appointment of Kevin Poole as their new first-team manager.
Based in the Thame area, Poole has been managing within local football for seventeen years, starting in Sunday league with the successful Royal Oak side, he went on to manage Launton in the Uhlsport Hellenic League, saving them from certain relegation and then Oakley United the Oxford/Slough and county champions for several years before taking over at Thame Rangers last season, winning the Spartan South Midlands Division Two title and the Wycombe and Slough Senior Cups.
An FA Level 2 coach, Poole has worked previously for Oxford United and Reading`s community coaching but now works in the building design and renovation trade.
Poole told the club`s Pitchero website: “Aylesbury FC will be a step up but with a huge knowledge of capable local players, I’m confident we can steady the ship and improve results ready for next season.”
Poole will be assisted by Dave Morris, who had a long playing career with the likes of Chesham United, Maidenhead United and Flackwell Heath where he was captain for a season. He also played at Holmer Green and Penn & Tylers Green.
After moving to Eynsham in the mid-1990s, Morris played for and then managed Eynsham to promotion and consecutive cup finals over three seasons.
In 2016/17 season he moved to Kidlington where he helped the Evo-Stik South West outfit`s reserves to promotion to the Hellenic League and won the Challenge Cup.