LONG-SERVING Malvern Town defender Dene Whittal-Williams has been appointed as the club’s new assistant manager.
Williams, who made his debut for the club when he was 16 years old, will replace Carl Pitt as Les Jones’ new number two who has given up his position due to work and family commitments.
In his two seasons with Malvern as assistant manager, Pitt guided the Hillsiders to a fifth and third place finish respectively in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division and will now focus on player recruitment and fund-raising.
Williams will continue as a player next season while taking up the role of assistant manager.
Jones praised the work Pitt had done during his two seasons with the club and told the Observer he’s looking forward to having Williams as his new number two.
“I’m delighted to have Dene on board as assistant. He’s a smashing lad and always has Malvern at heart,” he said.
“He’s got total respect in the dressing room, he’s a great coach and will continue to play while helping me.
“Carl has been fantastic for me in his time here and will now move on to helping with player recruitment and the commercial side of things.
“He’s got a young lad so it’s hard for him to commit to the club every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and he felt it was right to move on to something else.”