Ryman League Division One North club AFC Sudbury have announced the appointment of Jamie Godbold as their new manager.
Godbold will be assisted by Andy Reynolds and come to the club highly recommended by Danny Laws, who has been appointed as director of football and youth development.
His responsibilities will include working with the newly-appointed first-team management team and directing and developing the under-21 and under-18 teams.
In addition Laws will be taking an active role in assisting with the operation of the club`s youth development and will lead the new Football Academy being launched this year.
Godbold was on Stoke City’s books for six years before moving on to become a well-respected member of Lowestoft Town’s team and more recently has been with Thurlow Nunn League side Kirkley & Pakefield.
He holds a UEFA A coaching licence and has worked closely with Laws in the past. He is also the FA Regional Coach Development Manager for Sudbury`s region.
Reynolds is the Suffolk under-18’s youth team manager.
Chairman Phil Turner said: “Jamie will be responsible for all first-team matters but will be mentored and will work closely with Danny Laws.
“I see Jamie’s appointment as a great boost for the club and puts together the last piece of an all-round management team jigsaw that will take the club forward for a sustainable future with much more emphasis on developing our own players.”