Williams is new boss of Colchester

GERAINT Williams has been confirmed as the new Colchester United manager.U's chairman Peter Heard last night that Williams has been given the job on a permanent basis after his second stint as caretaker-manager.

By Derek Davis

GERAINT Williams has been confirmed as the new Colchester United manager.

U's chairman Peter Heard last night that Williams has been given the job on a permanent basis after his second stint as caretaker-manager.

Heard said: “Geraint is an excellent coach who, after a long and distinguished career as a player, served a long apprenticeship under Steve Whitton and then Phil Parkinson.”


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The former Ipswich Town and Derby County midfielder, who played more than 650 games, will be a popular choice for U's fans and will be officially presented to supporters before United's friendly against Leyton Orient at Layer Road tomorrow with a 3pm kick off.

“We finished the second round of interviews late on Sunday night. We then had to come to an agreement.”

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