Hanworth Villa have announced the appointment of former QPR and Fulham defender Rufus Brevett as their manager for the 2016-17 season.

Brevett will be assisted by head coach Bobby Watson with the rest of his team yet to be announced.brevett

He has previously managed at Arlesey Town in the Southern Premier and more recently coached at Banbury Utd.

A statement released by Villa read “This is a significant high profile signing for Hanworth Villa FC as we look to improve on our 7th position finish in the Cherry Reds Combined Counties Premier division last season. The club has experienced some upheaval over the last 2 seasons with regards to the manager’s position.

“The playing staff has largely remained unchanged except for some notable additions this season and the remit is to keep this group together and add the necessary quality where it is needed.

“Hanworth Villa Chairman Gary Brunning said “It is very flattering that Rufus has agreed to join us and I am sure he will provide the necessary guidance and strong management that the team needs to be successful at this level. With Bobby Watson as head coach there is a direct link to Hanworth Villa as Bobby knows the people and players involved and can help Rufus to get the most out of the players quickly”

“Rufus commented “On meeting the chairman and Dave Brown it was very clear that we all wanted the same thing. Hanworth Villa finished last season 7th and myself and Bobby will be looking to improve on that, I know we have a set of good players and everyone will be given a chance to impress. I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead”

“No doubt this news will come as a surprise to some but for those who know Hanworth Villa a plan exists for the continued improvement of the club on and off the pitch and this appointment fits within the clubs ambition to climb the football pyramid when that opportunity arrives”

Source: Hanworth Villa FC

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