We are delighted to announce that Ricky Ravenhill has been appointed as the new first team assistant manager. Ricky will work closely with manager John McGrath, first team coach Steve Taylor and goalkeeping coach Jonah Jones.
Since arriving at Mickelover back in October I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and been made to feel very welcome by everyone associated with the club.
Last season was very challenging for many reasons but the resilience and team spirit shown by the whole group to achieve what we did and earn the right to again challenge at this level was something quite remarkable.
That last day away at Bamber Bridge was a very special moment, and one I feel is a turning point for the club to grow and develop from.
On this note I am very pleased to have accepted the opportunity to become the assistant manager for the 2019/20 season. I will remain a registered player and feel I still have enough to offer the team from a playing point of view but equally behind the scenes in a coaching capacity and from the touchline.
I have known the gaffer for a number of years and we are clear in the plan and playing philosophy to gain success moving forward.
The planning and recruitment has already begun and I cant wait to get back to preseason training in preparation for the season ahead.
I am delighted that Ricky has agreed to join my back room staff. His knowledge, desire and winning mentality makes him perfect for this role. I have known Ricky over 16 years and his views and philosophy on football mirrors and matches mine. He is someone I trust completely but just as important he has the trust and respect of Steve and Jonah my two other members of staff. This a really positive step the club are making and I’d like to thank my chairman Don and my first team coaches Steve and Jonah for their advice and input in to this appointment. Welcome Rick.