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Ex-Hull City legend appointed manager at NCEL Division One club

With immediate effect, Hull City legend Dean Windass has been appointed manager of Northern Counties East League Division One side East Hull.

East Hull have had a difficult start to the 2019/20 campaign – as they have played nine times, and lost all of them – leaving the Hull-based side bottom of the league.

Chairman Jamie Waltham commented, ““Deano is enthusiastic and has played a great level of football. I believe he was a clever player with a great football brain so it will be great to pass his experience on to the lads they can only benefit from him.”

“It’s important to emphasise this isn’t a change and it wasn’t my decision it was Andy Watts our manager’s decision. He came to the club to do his UEFA B and was happy with any role. He asked for some help a few weeks back but I struggle for time and when the chance of working as assistant under Deano came up he naturally jumped at the chance. 

“Deano didn’t take much convincing. He’s no longer working for City and loves football. He feels the need for a new focus and is looking forward to giving back to a community project.

“I think results will improve but it doesn’t need to be straight away. We understand we are way down the pecking order in terms of budget with lads learning the level, there’s no pressure regarding results.”

“We scrapped the raffle after the second game when only 38 people turned up and as a promotion it didn’t work,” added Waltham.

“The feedback is we need to be in East Hull so I will begin talks with the council in the coming months about moving to East Park as I think that would be ideal.”

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