The feel good factor around Hanley Town FC is continuing to grow following the appointment of Dave Kevan as assistant manager to Carl Dickinson.
Kevan, who played 81 times for Stoke City back in the 90s, has been appointed to work with Dickinson as they look to take Hanley out of the North West Counties Football League and into the Northern Premier League next season.
Kevan was assistant manager to John Askey at Port Vale between 2019-2021 and was in the dugout for Vale’s trip to Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup third round last year. He left the Valiants in January 2021 when the Sky Bet League Two side parted company with Askey.
He has previously spent time working in Non-League football as he was Ade Pennock’s assistant manager at National League side Forest Green Rovers for two seasons.
Last month the club appointed former Stoke City, Port Vale and current Yeovil Town defender Dickinson to the role of player-manager following the resignation of Micky Morton.
You can listen to my interview with Hanley Town chairman Ron Mcllreavy.