Nelson have confirmed David Wild as new Assistant Manager of the Admirals.

Wild joins Manager Alex Norwoo’ds backroom staff having left Northwich Victoria where he was Assistant Manager to ex Vics Boss Adam Lakeland. Wild, who has previously coached at Maine Road, brings a wealth of experience to the Blues and will work alongside fellow Assistant Manager Andy Harrison under Norwood.

“I’ve known Dave for a number of years through attending various coaching courses and we always kept in touch through his work at Maine Road and more recently at Northwich Victoria,” said Norwood.

“After he left Vics I was keen to get him on board as he’s a great character and is as focused and diligent a coach as I’ve met. He brings with him great experience and knowledge of both this league and higher and is someone who will be of immense value to the club as we look to stay in this league.”

Stockport based Wild is clearly excited about his new role, saying today “I am really looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead after agreeing to join Al, Andy and the squad as Assistant Manager. Nelson is a club that deserves to be in a better position than it currently finds itself and I can assure players, fans and the board that I will give my all to improving the clubs fortunes on the field.”

Wild’s relationship with Norwood was clearly key in the decision to join the Admirals, with Wild adding, “I’ve known Al for 3 or 4 years now, when he first got in contact with me regarding Nelson I was still involved at Northwich Victoria but the recent change in manager there and my loyalty towards Adam Lakeland saw me take the decision to leave the club with Adam. Al contacted me again and it was easy to see that we both share the same core values and ideas on the training ground and match days that made the decision to join his coaching staff an easy one.”

However the UEFA Qaulified coach is under no illusions of the tough situation the Blues face in their battle for survival. “I’m not silly enough to think that the task at hand for us is an easy one but it’s certainly one that I will look forward to getting stuck into and I really do believe that with a bit of fortune and hardwork we can pull out of the relegation battle and keep the club in the Premier Division.”

Wild’s first game involved as Assistant Manager is this Saturday as Nelson host 2nd place Bootle FC at Victoria Park in a 3pm kick off.


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