Ex Hemel Hempstead Football Club manager Dean Brennan has been named the new boss at Wealdstone FC.
The Ruislip club announced the two-year deal on Tuesday, May 21, and also confirmed Brennan will be joined at the club by assistant and former Wealdstone player, Stuart Maynard.
Dean will be well known to Stones fans having managed Hemel Hempstead for over 300 games, leading them to the Southern League title in 2014 and reaching the National League South play-offs in season 2017/18.
He also had a short career in the football league with Sheffield Wednesday and Luton Town and played for a number of local non-league clubs before moving into management at just 29 years of age.
Since leaving Hemel Hempstead Town in September 2018, Dean and Stuart have had short spells at both Billericay Town and Kingstonian last season.
Upon joining the club, Dean said: “We can’t wait to get started, there’s so much potential at this club and there’s a clear desire and determination to be successful. The players we’ve retained provide an excellent starting point to build a competitive team that the club and its supporters can be proud of.”
Club chairman Rory Fitzgerald said: “We undertook a thorough and extensive process and Dean and Stuart came across incredibly well, they spoke extremely highly of the club, commenting on the times they had faced us in the past and of the passionate support we enjoy. Crucially, they impressed the board with their tactical, strategic and detailed approach to footballing matters with an infectious enthusiasm that is aligned to the board in our joint ambition to take the club forward.”
The club will be running a meet the manager session at Ruislip Social Club on Wednesday, May 22 at 7.30pm, where supporters will get a chance to welcome Dean and his management team to the club and ask questions.
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