New manager for Mangos
MANGOTSFIELD United have appointed John Allen as the club's new first team manager.
John stood down as manager of Toolstation Western League Premier Division side Keynsham Town to take over the Mangos hot seat on May 31.
Former Keynsham Town assistant managers Russ Holt and Josh Bruton, and coach Rich Williams will join John at Cossham Street.
The new manager has made no public statements as yet in terms of his plans, or who will be wearing the maroon and sky blue shirts in 2022-23, but that will all follow once pre-season training gets under way by the end of June.
The following pre-season friendlies have been confirmed:
Saturday July 9: Odd Down (away)
Tuesday July 13: Wells City (home)
Saturday July 16: Westbury United (away)
More fixtures have been arranged but have not yet been officially confirmed.
One additional piece of news concerns one of the opponents in the Mangos’ Hellenic League campaign, which starts in August.
Following the resignation of Walton Casuals from the Southern League Premier Division, Merthyr Town FC have been given a reprieve and will not be relegated.
Cinderford Town, who had been due to join Mangotsfield in the Hellenic League after finishing one place and four points above them, will now remain in the Southern League Division One South, whilst Worcester Raiders have been given promotion to the Hellenic League Premier Division to fill the place vacated by Cinderford.
This will mean the Mangos will now have home and away fixtures against Worcester Raiders instead of Cinderford Town.