CORWEN Football Club has unveiled a new director of football this week.

Ian Evans, who has been the club’s head of youth and development for a number of seasons, has been appointed to the role.

The 49-year-old is a club stalwart at every level and recently completed the UEFA C license management course.

Evans is keen to support newly-appointed first team manager Nick Jones in Corwen’s bid to bring Tier Two football back to the town following the club’s relegation from Cymru North as the Football Association of Wales decided to end the 2019/20 season early.

He joins a new-look Corwen set up which aslo includes James Davies joining as coach, Nathan Aldridge signing up as goalkeeper coach and Danny Jones and Gareth Bodden as physio and kit man respectively (full story on page 54).

Speaking ahead of the challenge Evans, who has been with the club since he was 15 years old in one form another, said: “I was immensely proud to have even been approached for the role and so accepting it was a real no-brainer for me.

“I think the main idea behind appointing me was the fact that I've dealt with all aspects of the club over the years - from the Juniors to the women's and men's team

“We are looking to bounce back to tier two at the first attempt, but we also know it won't be easy at all as there's some big teams going into that new-look tier three in 2020/21.

"Being relegated from the Cymru North was a huge disappointment as we still had some big home games left to play before the season was ended early. Getting back up there is going to be a real challenge but we'll embrace it, particularly with the talent we've got coming through at the club at all levels."

Corwen Football Club chairman Martin Lyons added: “Ian is someone who has been involved with the club at all levels and will provide much experience and support to the management team led by Nick Jones.

"As part of what we are calling our 'bounce back' policy, to get back into tier two, we are please to announce him to the role as he's got a great connection with the club and the community as a whole."

Mr Lyons said the club is also keeping certain elements of what it had going whilst in tier two - such as season tickets and matchday programmes.

The majority of last season's squad have already re-committed ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and the club's new assistant manager is also set to be announced in due course.