Hemel Hempstead Town FC have announced that Tommy Widdrington has agreed to become the club’s new first team manager.
Widdrington heads to Vauxhall Road with a wealth of experience from both the professional and non league games.
His previous coaching/managerial positions include, most recently, assistant manager at League 2 Southend United.
Prior to that he spent more than five years at Salisbury City as both first team manager and first team coach.
Widdrington’s professional playing days began at Southampton where he made 95 Premier League appearances before being sold on to Grimsby for a then club record fee.
He then went on to make 90 appearances for Port Vale and 60 appearances for Hartlepool United – helping the latter to earn promotion to League 1. Widdrington’s professional playing career ended in 2004 after having made 60 appearances for Macclesfield Town.
The new manager takes with him Alan Kimble as his assistant manager/first team coach.
Off the field, Kimble was assistant manager at Gravesend & Northfleet. He also held the position of manager at Aveley for a short stint in 2010.
Kimble enjoyed a playing career at Cambridge United where he made 299 appearances, scoring 24 goals.
Most people, though, will remember Kimble for his time spent at Wimbledon, where arrived from Cambridge for a fee of £175,000. He went on to make 215 appearances, scoring once.
Upon leaving Wimbledon, Kimble had spells at clubs including Luton Town and Dagenham & Redbridge.
The new management team will lead the Tudors for the first time on Saturday, at home to Chesham United.