17/05/22: First Team Manager, Andy Burgess confirmed that Chris Willmott has agreed to join the club as Andy’s assistant manager for the forthcoming 2022/23 season.
Speaking to AFCRDTV, Andy Burgess commented, “Chris is someone I’ve played with at Oxford United. He’s a fantastic fella, probably the most sensible footballer I ever played with – not in the mould of a ‘typical footballer’.
He played at the top level in the Premier League for Wimbledon, he’s a local guy and ticks loads of boxes.
He’s a really good coach and since I’ve started speaking to him about the opportunity I’ve been delighted with his enthusiasm, thoughts, visions and input.
I know he’ll be a fantastic acquisition for the football club.“
01/06/22: We are delighted to announce that Chris Willmott has been appointed to be the new Head of Academy at AFC Rushden & Diamonds, which he will combine with his role as Andy Burgess’s assistant manager.