Welling United chairman Mark Goldberg has announced a new management structure at the club. His statement reads as follows:

As discussed during our recent supporters meeting, we need to work with a budget that is more sustainable than that with which we operated with last year and does not put the club at risk.

Following Steve King’s departure as Manager we have looked at a number of options but feel that at this moment in time it is prudent to make better use of the resources available to us within the club’s hierarchy.

With this in mind we have made the decision to appoint Garry Fiore (who is currently our joint Academy Director) as Director of Football to work closely with me so I can assume more of the football team management responsibilities whilst I still remain as Chairman.

Garry and I will work together with my newly appointed coaching staff to take on the responsibility of player recruitment and the coaching of the First Team and most importantly to help bring through the great young talent that is currently being developed by our thriving Scholarship and Youth Academy programme.

We are also welcoming back to the club Hugo Langton as First Team Coach and ex-Welling coaches Paul Barnes and Osei Sankofa as Assistant Coaches.

We will be announcing some player signings later this week which will demonstrate that whilst we will be operating on a reduced budget it is still our absolute intention to be very competitive with the aim of pushing above halfway hopefully within sight of the pla- offs.

I hope the supporters will get behind the new regime and the new squad for the forthcoming season where we will at least show the highest commitment to maintain your support.

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