LLANDUDNO manager Sean Eardley has outlined his decisions behind making a move from Caernarfon Town.

The JD Cymru North side shocked the North Wales footballing world by making Eardley their new man at the helm following the departure of Matthew Jones. He led the Canaries’ to the JD Cymru Premier and two top-six finishes during his time with the club.

Eardley now returns to Maesdu Park with a view to turning around the club’s fortunes, and the boss is clearly excited about the challenges that lie ahead.

He said: “I felt it was right for my family first and foremost, as I’m sure that everyone will agree that family comes first, and secondly it was the ideas and vision the new board have in place. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t excite me, and I want to be part of the journey going forward.

“Lastly it was the thought of strengthening the togetherness of the local community through the means of football, Llandudno as a town and a football club certainly has the potential to do that.

“What I want to achieve is a sense of togetherness within the group, and also making sure the team is in the best possible condition to compete when that green light is given.

“I want to make sure the players buy into the plans and philosophy my management and I have. To engage with supporters and develop a sense of togetherness with them, but also give the town a team and a club they are proud to support.”

The popular figure becomes the second Cofis’ manager to make such a move, with Iwan Williams also making the same switch in recent years.

Despite this, Eardley has received a positive response from both clubs Eardley is also keen is playing a substantial role in the development of Tudno’s Academy, where he has worked previously.

The system has produced a wealth of first-team players in recent years and some U19s also featured for their senior side last season.

“It’s been unbelievable, I’ve had some really nice messages from the supporters and players alike, and obviously when the time is right to return, we can’t wait to hit the football pitch and bring everyone together again,” added Eardley.

“During the season with games being played regularly, it’s down to the individual player to work hard and gain the opportunity to play in the first team, but the whole management group from first team to under 19s has a vital role to play in the development and transition through the ranks. We hope to set the standard from day one and have a sense of clarity with every player.”