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Liam McDonald appointed first team manager!

Liam McDonald appointed first team manager!

Bek Howell14 May - 10:58
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We are delighted to announce that Liam McDonald has agreed a two-year contract to become the Glassboys manager ahead of the 2024/25 season!

Liam enjoyed a successful non league playing career at a number of local clubs such as Worcester City, Tamworth, Halesowen, Kettering and Barwell before taking his first steps into management with Redditch United where he retired from playing.

He enjoyed three successful seasons with the Reds between 2013 and 2016, leading them to improved final positions year on year and reaching the play-offs in his final season with the club before moving to Hednesford Town in May 2016.

He then linked up with Solihull Moors in November 2016 after quickly establishing himself as one of the best up and coming young managers in non league.

He guided Solihull Moors to safety and retained their National League status in his first season in charge before being appointed by our Black Country neighbours Rushall Olympic in October 2017 as their new manager.

Throughout his six plus years with The Pics, he has been the driving force behind the rise of the club which ultimately saw them maintain their National League North status last season against all of the odds following their promotion to step 2 via the play-offs the previous year. He has also enjoyed great cup success with them having won six county cups including three Walsall Senior Cups in a row and retained the Staffordshire Senior Cup after a hard fought victory against Leek Town.

Speaking on his latest appointment, Chairman Andy Pountney said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to announce the arrival of Liam McDonald as our new manager.

Liam’s record over the past six-and a-half years at Rushall Olympic has been tremendous and there is no doubt he was the number one choice on our list as our new manager. His previous work at Redditch, Hednesford and Solihull too had not gone unnoticed and there is no doubt that his style of football and experience was a very important part of our decision.

We are excited that he has decided to join us and we are all looking forward to the new adventure we are about to embark on. We believe that Liam will be the man who can get us back up the league and pushing for a place in the play offs and hopefully more in time to come.

I know from our conversations over the last week that Liam is looking forward to his challenge and bringing his exciting brand of football to the War Memorial Athletic Ground.

We wish him all the very best for his time with us and we hope you can give him and his staff as much support and encouragement as possible for the new season.”

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