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New FC United coaching team revealed

New FC United coaching team revealedAhead of Saturday’s game, new FC United manager Neil Reynolds now has his backroom staff in place after joining the club from Bamber Bridge.

Jamie Milligan and Mike Faulkner are the two new additions to the team as they join as Assistant Manager and Head of Player Development & Analysis, respectively.

Milligan, who is a UEFA A qualified coach, started his playing career for Everton in the Premier League before turning out for Blackpool in the Football League.

During his non-league career he has played for the likes of Southport, Stockport, Hyde and Fleetwood where he was club captain and supporters with a good memory may remember him scoring the two goals that knocked us out of the FA Cup in 2007, during our first ever run in the competition.

Most recently he has been a player coach at Bamber Bridge and runs the Milligan & McCann football academy in Lytham St Annes with Gavin McCann.

On his two new additions to the coaching team, Reynolds said: "Over the last few years Jamie has taken his UEFA badges and developed his coaching and now runs his own academy."

He added: "Mike and I have and grown up together and go back 25 years. He is someone I trust completely. He is a Level 2 coach, has a deep knowledge of football and knows everyone in the game. Mike will be spending time working one-to-one with players on specific areas to develop them."

Elsewhere, David Chadwick will remain at the club in a new role as Head of Coaching after being interim manager since the departure of Tom Greaves earlier on in the season.

Reynolds said: "We’ve already formed a solid relationship; it’s been as if we’d been working together for over a year, not a week. Right from the start I sensed the real passion and drive Chaddy has for FC and the respect in which he’s held by everyone around the club and I want that in my coaching team. You can see why he was club captain as a player and he has been enthusiastic about working with Mike, Jamie and myself."

Paul Chapman and Olivia Smith will also remain at the club in their current roles as Goalkeeping Coach and Head Physio.

Reynolds added: "I came in with an open mind about the goal keeping coach position and was immediately impressed by Chappy. I saw straight away how good he is with the keepers and also that he is part of the fixtures and fittings at FC. I need quality people like that around me.

"I’m getting to know Liv and she has one of the most important roles at the club as we have a small squad and it is down to her to get the players out on to the field. Her role goes beyond the first team to working with the Academy and Women’s Team."

First Posted ~ 14:11 Fri 26 Oct 2018
News ID ~ 8105
Last Updated ~ 17:00 Fri 19 Feb 2021