Wrexham Football Club is delighted today to announce Dean Keates as the new Wrexham AFC manager. Dean has agreed an 18-month contract with the Club, taking us through until the end of the 2017\18 season.
Although this will be Dean's first step in to football management, he brings a long and successful pedigree of football experience spanning over 20 years as a professional footballer and has won promotion six times with three clubs in that time,and, of course, led Wrexham AFC to FA Trophy victory in 2013. Dean played over 150 appearances for the Club as an outstanding captain,showing great commitment to the club on and off the pitch.
Wrexham AFC Director John Mills commented: "We are delighted to welcome Dean to Wrexham AFC as the Club's new permanent manager following his period leading the interim management team.As expected, there was huge interest in the position of Wrexham AFC manager but we believe we have chosen the outstanding candidate to take the Club forward, to match our own aspirations and those of our supporters.
Dean is a man with an excellent pedigree in football,he is someone who knows all about Wrexham AFC and the fans expectations and someone who has a real passion for the Club. We believe has the knowledge, the drive and the determination to bring lasting success to the Club as we build for a successful future.
We are sure Dean will receive the usual fantastic support from our supporters and we now look forward with real enthusiasm for the rest of this season and onwards towards next season as we tackle the many challenges ahead."
Dean will be officially welcomed at a media conference at 4pm, Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at the Wrexham AFC Racecourse Stadium. Further announcements regarding the management team will follow in due course.
Wrexham AFC play Barrow at the Racecourse this evening, come on down and show Dean your support!