LLANDUDNO FC have Sam Stockley as their new head of coaching.

The former professional brings a wealth of experience from across the globe to the JD Cymru North side, and Stockley lists Southampton, Wycombe Wanderers and FC New York among his former clubs during his playing days.

Stockley spent some considerable time in the United States of America during his initial transition into coaching, working at clubs such as the Carolina Railhawks, FC New York, and the US Virgin Islands.

He has also worked as a scout for the US men’s national team and as an assist head coach USA’s youth side.

The new arrival at Maesdu Park has worked with some high-profile managers during his time in the game, including Graeme Souness, Mark Wright and Colin Clarke.

Stockley, said: “I’m very excited about the opportunity ahead. I truly believe in the vision that Sam (Williams) and Andrew (Croston) presented to me about the club and the future direction of the club.

“You can clearly see with the hiring of Eards (Sean Eardley) and his staff that the club is looking to get back to the top level of Welsh football again.

“Their vision for Academy and player development sits exactly where my philosophy sits, along with their desire to make Llandudno the very best it can possibly be.

“I’m very grateful that they have trusted me with that project, and I can’t wait to get started. My passion is to help, support and develop and this role at Llandudno gives me an opportunity to do just that.

“I believe that we as a team of coaches can do great things for our players, the club and the community.”

Stockley began his time at Tudno on Monday, August 10 and he promises to bring a significant amount to the role.