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Former Wanderers defender announced as Wrexham manager

Sam Rickets is now a manager

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Former Bolton Wanderers and Wales defender Sam Ricketts has been announced as the new manager of Wrexham.

Ricketts, who also spent time with Swansea City, Hull City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City, spent four years with Bolton between 2009 and 2013.

After retiring due to injury in 2016, Ricketts has coached at Coventry and Wolves, earning qualifications and gaining valuable experience.

Now Ricketts has taken his first steps into management, signing a three year deal with Conference side Wrexham. The Welsh side will hope that Ricketts is the right man to push them towards the Football League.

Wrexham AFC Director Spencer Harris commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Sam to Wrexham as the Club’s new permanent manager.

As expected, there was huge interest in the position, but we believe we have chosen the outstanding candidate to take the Club forward, to match our own aspirations and those of our supporters.

Sam is a man with an excellent pedigree in football and we believe he has the knowledge, drive and determination to bring success to the Club as we build for the future.

We are sure Sam will receive the usual tremendous backing from our fantastic supporters and we now look forward with real enthusiasm to the new season.”

All the best, Sam!