Welsh Premier League: Gareth Owen appointed new Rhyl boss

Ex-Wrexham midfielder Gareth Owen has succeeded Greg Strong as manager of Rhyl.

Owen won the Welsh Premier League title during his three years as a player at the Belle Vue.

He spent two spells as player-boss of Airbus UK and takes over from Strong, who stepped down after seven years.

"I've been out of the game since early 2012 and had offers, but it had to be right for me as well as right for Rhyl," he said.

"Playing in the Champions League with Rhyl is one of the highlights of my playing career so having the opportunity to manage the club was one I couldn't turn down. "

The 43-year-old who was the Welsh Premier League's player of the year in 2009 has appointed Mark Roberts as head coach.

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