First team coach
First-team coach who acted as caretaker manager for a three-week spell in 2012 until the appointment of Neal Ardley.
Formerly a skilful and combative midfielder, he played youth football for Charlton Athletic and Wimbledon FC. In the late 1990s, Simon turned out for Carshalton Athletic, Tooting & Mitcham and Aldershot Town. A serious knee injury sidelined him for 14 months, but he revived his career by joining the newly formed AFC Wimbledon in July 2002.
Two years later, after recurring knee trouble, he was invited by then manager Dave Anderson to be a coach for the Dons reserves, and continued to play occasionally for the second string. Halfway through 2006/07, he became first-team coach.
As well as continuing his coaching role after the change in management in 2012/13, Simon has been instrumental in establishing a first-rate scouting system.