CONWY Borough have made significant changes to their management team as their first season back in the Huws Gray Alliance came to an end.

The Tangerines confirmed to The Pioneer that Russ Williams will take over as the club’s first team manager, with current boss Warren Gibbs assuming the director of football role.

Williams holds a UEFA B Licence and is no stranger to the set-up having managed the reserve team this season.

This is the third manager change at Y Morfa this season following the departure of Gareth Thomas, who has since gone on to join the backroom team at recently relegated Denbigh Town.

Former Glantraeth manager Gibbs will be tasked with “supporting the development of the first team and also having oversight of a pathway designed to ensure the progress of players” from youth level to the reserve and first team squads.

Conwy Borough FC chairman Chris Wilton, said: “Following our promotion from the Welsh Alliance we have enjoyed a very good season in the Huws Gray and are looking forward to the challenge of playing in the newly established FAW Championship.

“We are very hopeful that Russ can play a positive role in putting us on an established and sustainable footing in the years to come and we will be looking to further consolidate our coaching staff by further appointments in due course.”

The Tangerines finished 11th in the second tier following their dramatic 3-2 victory over Penrhyncoch, which saw the Roosters’ secure safety on a dramatic final day of action.