Bangor City have announced that Assistant Manager, Derek Goulding, will be stepping down from his role with the club at the end of the current season.

Derek has taken the difficult decision to step down from his current role as Assistant Manager to Citizens First Team Manager Neville Powell in order to pursue his ambitions as a First Team Manager in his own right.

Prior to joining City in November 2014, Derek was First Team Manager at Evo-Stik Northern Premier First Division North club Burscough for several seasons. Derek was also the inaugural manager of North West Counties Football League club AFC Liverpool from 2008 to April 2010.

Derek has represented the club with great distinction during three separate spells with the club as a player and also as a key member of the management team.

Derek initially played for City under Dave Elliott’s management in the early 1980’s before making a return to Farrar Road during former Wales international John Mahoney’s reign during the latter half of the decade. As a player, Derek was regarded as the complete centre back, with exceptional all-round skill and a fearsome tackling ability.

Derek subsequently enjoyed a highly successful period with Southport FC.

As part of the management team of The Citizens for the last two seasons, Derek was instrumental in turning the club’s playing fortunes around in 2014/15 after a precarious start to that particular campaign. This season, City are in contention for a UEFA Europa League Play-Off spot in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League, thanks in no small part to Derek’s excellent coaching skills.

On behalf of everyone at Bangor City FC we would like to wish Derek well in his future endeavours and, rest assured, he will always be welcome at the Bangor University Stadium.

Source: Bangor City FC

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