- Tredegar Town reappoint Andrew York


York was first named as boss in December, 2007, when he took over from Robert Ellis with Tredegar rock bottom of the Division Two table.

Blaina-born York guided the club safety via a 15th-place finish that season and stayed for another couple of years and now returns to the helm with Tredegar in exactly the same basement position.

“We felt we needed to bring in Andrew (York) again because he is a very good coach,” remarked Tredegar's long-serving secretary Riley Gray.

“He has been youth-team coach here, is very popular with everyone at the club and his experience will be of great help to us as we try to move up the table.”

York, 48 and who takes over from the sacked John Gale, began his senior playing career in 1992-1993 with English club Chesham, with whom he won the Diodora League title.

He next joined Southern League side Merthyr Tydfil with whom he skippered Wales' non-league international side before leaving to spend seven trophy-laden years with Barry Town.

With the Jenner Park club, York picked up six Welsh Premier League title, one League Cup and three Welsh Cup triumphs and appeared in 11 Champions League and six UEFA Cup ties.

The highlight was being captain on the August, 2001, night Barry famousley defeated Portuguese giants Porto 3-1 - setting up one of the goals for current Newport County coach Michael Flynn.

After leaving Barry, he linked up with Carmarthen Town as player manager, moved to Bath City before signing for Llanelli in 2006-2007 under former County and Barry boss Peter Nicholas.

Because Tredegar do not have a fixture this weekend, York's first game in charge second time around will be an away clash with county rivals Panteg on Saturday, November 5.