New Management Team
Wingate & Finchley can announce that two former Premier League players will form the new management team; Nicky Shorey and Glen Little.
Showing how much the Club has progressed over recent years, it took a week to filter through the numerous applications and reduce them to a shortlist of three. The candidates included nine UEFA A Pro License holders and International footballers.
The chairman Aron Sharpe finally selected a team with International, Premiership and Step Three level experience when selecting Shorey and Little.
Sharpe said: ‘Never did I dream of the calibre, quality or number of candidates who would submit applications. It was extremely humbling to see some of the candidates and a little hard to turn them down for an interview. In normal circumstances we could have interviewed 20+ but there were a few that had all the attributes and experience we needed for the club. The team of Nicky Shorey and Glen Little covered every aspect that we would ever want and I can tell you that it is an extremely exciting appointment.’
Shorey last coached at League Two Stevenage Borough, and is most famed for his time as a player at Reading. He also appeared for West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth as a left-and back made more than 460 career appearances. He played twice at Wembley for England during his career, and finished playing in the 2016-17 season at Hungerford Town in the Conference South.
Little also turned out for Reading, but spent the largest part of his 580-match career at Burnley as a winger. The 42 year old was most recently a coach at Grays Athletic.