New Under-21 coach is announced
Neal Ardley today revealed that former Wimbledon defender Alan Reeves has been appointed as the club’s new Under-21 coach after Shaun North’s departure.
Alan, a former team-mate of Neal’s who played for the Dons between 1994 and 1998, recently completed a UEFA A licence revalidation course and he was previously assistant manager at Brentford when Scott Fitzgerald was in charge.
The 46-year-old (pictured above during his Wimbledon playing days) was seen as the ideal candidate for this role once Neal Ardley was informed that Shaun would be leaving.
“I’m absolutely delighted that Alan has accepted the role of our new Under-21 coach,” said Neal. “Alan was interviewed for the job last year when Shaun got it and it was a very close call. Once it became clear that Shaun would be leaving the logical step was to speak to Alan and see if he was available. I’m sure that Alan will build on the good work done by Shaun with the Under-21 programme since it was set-up last summer.”
Alan was known as a reliable centre-back for the Dons during the club’s Premier League days and he returned to play in the recent charity match for Wimbledon FC against AFC Wimbledon. Alan, who has recently been a scout for Championship club Millwall, enjoyed a fine playing career that also included spells at Chester City, Rochdale and Swindon Town.