Tudors reveal new manager

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HEMEL Hempstead Town have unveiled Dean Brennan as their new first team manager.

Brennan rejoins the Tudors after a previous spell as interim manager in 2010, and he will be joined by Stuart Maynard who takes over as first team assistant manager.

A club spokesman said: “The club believe that Dean and Stuart are ready for the challenge to manage at this level, and feel that this new engagement will be beneficial to both parties, such is their desire to succeed.

“Our new management team will now be industriously arranging pre-season training and fixtures, not to mention squad assessment and improvement to see in the 2012/2013 season, no matter which division we may be contending.

“We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dean and Stuart back into the fold and wish them every success for the coming season.”

Brennan began his playing career at Sheffield Wednesday before earning a two-year contract at Luton Town.

The midfielder then enjoyed an illustrious career in non-league football with spells at Stevenage, Grays Athletic, Lewes, AFC Wimbledon, Cambridge City, Chesham United and Hemel Hempstead.

In March 2010, at the age of 29, Brennan was appointed the Tudors’ interim manager in a bid to avoid relegation after the sacking of previous boss Gary Phillips.

Together with assistant manager Luther Blissett, Brennan went on to amass enough points in the remaining nine games to earn Hemel a reprieve to stay in the Southern Premier Division, as well as winning the Hertfordshire Senior Cup and St Mary’s Cup.

Brennan joined Dunstable Town at the start of the 2011/2012 season as player/coach – scoring against Chesham United as they went through to the FA Cup third round qualifier, and finishing second in the Molten Spartan South Midlands Premier Division with an impressive 99 points.

Aylesbury-bory Maynard, meanwhile, began his career with Watford as an apprentice, and that was followed by a brief spell in Holland.

He went on to enjoy a successful non-league playing career at St Albans, Aylesbury United, Enfield, Hitchin Town, Dunstable Town, Chesham United and Barton Rovers.

Before joining Hemel, both Brennan and Maynard were professional scouts and have secured a number of signings at league and non-league level, including many placements in the Southern League Premier last season.