Welling United manager Mark Goldberg has brought ex-Wings manager Jamie Day back to Park View Road to join his management team.
The 37-year-old had almost unbroken success with the Wings having first returned to the club as a manager in 2009 when the Wings were fighting relegation in Conference South.
Goldberg said: “It has been no secret that I have been looking for the right man to bring in to assist Harry Wheeler and I, in Jamie Day I think we have found the missing piece of the jig-saw, Jamie had fantastic success as manager of this club in the past and is on record expressing his love of our club and also the supporters. I am sure our fans will welcome him back as much as I do.”
Goldberg feels that Day’s appointment will help him provide the attention to detail that has been missing due to all his commitments off the pitch and will be a big boost for the Wings: “I have failed to commit thetime required to be as thorough as I have been in the past as a manager at the same time as all has been required of me as the new owner.
“Jamie’s appointment will ensure that we have all bases covered as we strive to push up the league, I did not want to dismantle what I believe is a squad with a good foundation and having first tried to bring Jamie into my management team four seasons ago at Bromley I am delighted to have agreed terms with him to join myself and Harry.
I have confidence that we are now equipped to provide the coaching and support to our squad that will enable them to get results and improve our league position to where it should be.”
Day pushed the Wings on to safety in his first season and then for the next three seasons they were chasing promotion and reached the Conference South play-off final, losing 1-0 at Dartford.
The following season the Wings romped to the Conference South title. The Wings held their own in the National League before Day was attracted by Ebbsfleet United’s approach and he left for pastures new.
Since then Day has had mixed fortunes, being sacked at Ebbsfleet as manager then taking Forest Green Rovers into the National League play-offs as assistant-manager to Ady Pennock.
Day left Forest Green when Pennock was sensationally sacked just before the play-offs.
Day was then installed as Braintree Town manager this season in the National League but he inherited a squad that had lost most of their established players and he had to work with a small budget, results were not good and Day was sacked.