Cooke Is The Dabbers New Manager

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Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division side Nantwich Town have appointed David Cooke as the club’s new manager.

He takes over from Phil Parkinson who left the club to take over the Managers job at Altrincham FC.

The former Northwich Victoria man beat off strong competition to land the position and the club believes that the management team they now have in place will be successful.

Cooke has worked at all levels in the non-league game and was Assistant Manager at Shrewsbury Town when the club was in the Conference, he was instrumental to the giving First Team debuts to England goalkeeper Joe Hart and Wolves defender Dave Edwards.

He will be assisted by former Northern Ireland international Steve Jones.

Jones joined Nantwich Town in the summer of 2014 after spending time at Crewe Alexandra and Burnley among clubs.

The forward has also been coaching with the Crewe Alexandra youth team and has obtained his Youth A License recently.

The Cheshire side has also retained the services of Dabbers legend Danny Griggs in the role as First Team Coach.

Griggs won the FA Vase alongside Parkinson back in 2006 and returned to the Weaver Stadium in 2014 with his Vase winning captain.

He has been part of the club’s fortunes over the last two and a half years and will give continuity to the club and its.

Helping out with the coaching is Nigel Deeley.

He is a UEFA A licensed coach and has been coaching at a senior level, he also runs the football team at MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University) and works for the FA in a Senior role as a Talent ID.

Chairman Tony Davidson said: “I’m pleased Dave has accepted the role of Manager.

“He has put together a very strong local team which I believe will give us the continuity we were looking for.

“We were very keen to build on the success of the past two years and I firmly believe that this new team will do that.”

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Freelance Journalist based in the North of England. Having supported Chorley FC for the majority of his life, Richard moved down to Stoke-on-Trent to study Journalism at Staffordshire University in 2011, he graduated with a 2:1 three years later. He has since worked as Press Officer of Nantwich Town between 2014-2016 and led the coverage of the Dabbers run to the FA Trophy semi-final in 2016. Richard also wrote and published his first book in May 2016 about Nantwich Town and their greatest moment when the club won the FA Vase in 2006. The book is entitled When Nantwich Turned The Vase Green. Richard can often be found at games on a Saturday covering matches for a a number of newspapers across England.

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