Glenn Snell named manager of Whitton United

Glenn Snell

Glenn Snell - Credit: Archant

Whitton United have appointed Glenn Snell as the club’s new manager, following Paul Bugg’s resignation.

Snell was assistant to Bugg as Whitton won the Thurlow Nunn League Division One title and Suffolk Senior Cup in 2014, and then reached last year’s Suffolk Premier Cup final, losing in extra-time to Lowestoft Town.

Snell will be assisted by Leroy Moore and will hope to continue the progress made at the King George V Playing Field over the past three years – Whitton finishing 11th in their first season back in the Premier Division.

The decision was made at a club committee meeting on Monday and director of football Ruel Fox expressed his delight at the appointment.

“Snelly is going to help us out and hopefully he can build on the three successful years he has had at the club with Paul Bugg,” Fox, the former Norwich, Newcastle and Tottenham winger explained

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“Glenn is one of the best coaches around and I don’t think the club would have had the success it has had in the last three years without his input.

“As a club we are very grateful to him for making this decision and we are very pleased we have managed to keep our main crop of players.”

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From last season’s squad, Ethan Clarke and Miles Powell have joined Felixstowe & Walton, Jordan Dye has departed for Brantham, while Allicion Blake is leaving the area.

However, the likes of Liam Jones, Robbie Knott, Scott Marjoram, Liam Bevis and Tom Trevivian remain, while a further 25 potential signings turned up for Whitton’s first friendly game at the weekend, softening the blow of Bugg’s departure.

“The respect Glenn has got for football was the reason he was brought in and having 25 players turn up is unheard of at Whitton,” Fox explained.”

He added: “Paul’s departure came as a massive shock to everyone around the club and we had no indication that he wanted to leave.”

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