Loui Fazakerley: Defender named permanent Welling United boss

Loui Fazakerley
Fazakerley has made more than 200 appearances for Welling after joining the club in 2008

Conference strugglers Welling United have appointed Loui Fazakerley as their new manager on a permanent basis.

The 30-year-old defender had been in caretaker charge of the Wings since 3 March, when Jody Brown was sacked.

"The board have been impressed by Loui and his team since they have taken charge," Welling general manager Barry Hobbins told the club website.external-link

"They have displayed plenty of passion and qualities that we look for in our club, and we wish him every success."

Fazakerley has won three of his 10 games in charge of Welling, who are currently 20th in the table and above the relegation zone on goal difference.

The former Eastbourne Borough player will remain in charge at Park View Road even if the Kent side are relegated this weekend.

"I would like to thank the board for putting their faith in us and giving us the opportunity to manage the club on a full-time basis next season," Fazakerley said.

"I say us because I wouldn't be able to do this job without both head coach Matt McEntegart and first-team coach Paul Barnes.

"All three of our skill sets compliment each other and we all bring something different to the table. I truly believe the three of us can create something special here."

Heading into the final round of league games on Saturday, Welling must equal or better Alfreton's result to stay up.

The Wings host Southport, immediately above them in the table, while Afreton go to second-placed Bristol Rovers - who are chasing automatic promotion.