Former AFC Sudbury management duo Jamie Godbold and Andy Reynolds have taken charge at Eastern Counties club Wroxham FC replacing Tom Parke and Ross Potter who left the club with assistant Dominic Jones earlier this week in a shakeup at the Trafford Park club.
A statement released by Club Chairman Lee Robson read: “The club are pleased to announce Jamie Godbold and his assistant Andy Reynolds have been appointed to take charge of the first team following the departure of joint managers Tom Parke and Ross Potter and assistant Dom Jones. Jamie is hugely respected coach and manager and his partnership with Andy Reynolds has delivered a track record of success at a number of clubs. I am delighted he has agreed to work with us to continue to rebuild the club and get us back competing at the high end of football in the region.”
“Tom, Ross and Dom leave with our thanks and best wishes for all of their passion and hard work in reviving the club’s fortunes and helping us re-adjust following last season’s relegation from the Isthmian League. They have brought in a squad of superb young players who will develop and achieve as they get more experience at this level. Recent results haven’t been as good as they could have been and maybe the club has to accept that in stressing youth development rather than team development hampered Tom and Ross making as much progress as hoped. A review by the board felt it was time to make a change and inject some structure and energy back into our season and our preparations for next season”
Godbold was a player at Stoke City for six years and later became a respected member of Lowestoft Town’s playing squad. A promising spell of management at Kirkley & Pakefield led to him taking charge of Isthmian League side AFC Sudbury in succession to former Wroxham Manager, David Batch. He led the Suffolk side to the Ryman Premier Division but was harshly dismissed in September following relegation. He is a UEFA A License coach and is also the region’s FA County Coach Development Manager. Reynolds is also the Suffolk under 18’s manager and was a team mate at Lowestoft as Godbold made over 500 appearances.
Adrian Gowling – Press Officer