Hillyard takes over as first-team boss of Ipswich Wanderers and leaves his post at Achilles

Luke Hillyard. New boss of Ipswich Wanderers

Luke Hillyard. New boss of Ipswich Wanderers - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Wanderers have announced the appointment of Luke Hillyard as their new first team boss.

Hillyard joines the Humber Doucy Lane club after his highly successful spell as manager of Achilles in the Suffolk and Ipswich League.

He will take charge of first team duties at Hadleigh United this Friday.

Chairman Keith Lloyd said: “We wish to thank all who applied for, or expressed interest in, the post.

“The club also thanks Mark Goldfinch who has successfully acted as caretaker manager following the departure of Shane Wardley.


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“We are an ambitious club and have our sights set on one day moving to a higher level of football.

“Luke has shown that he has the experience and the enthusiasm to help us achieve this.”

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Wanderers were knocked out of the FA Vase on Saturday, losing 2-0 to Norwich CBS. They currently sit in 18th place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Meanwhile Andy Coote will take over as manager at Achilles, who enjoyed a fine 3-0 win over Henley on Saturday, with Jamie King and Chris Crick covering for both the Seniors and Inter As and Trevor Childs and David Grimwood taking over coaching/training.

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