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First team staff

GLYN.JPGGlyn Hodges

First Team Manager

Glyn has a wealth of coaching experience in football, including a spell with the Welsh national team, before stints at Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, and Stoke City.

Glyn left Stoke in January 2018 following the departure of manager Mark Hughes, who he has worked with throughout his coaching career. Glyn also had two spells as Caretaker Manager at Barnsley between 2001 and 2003.

A former Wimbledon apprentice, Glyn made more than 200 appearances during seven years at the club. The Welsh international midfielder went onto play for numerous other clubs including Sheffield United, Newcastle United, Watford and Crystal Palace.

Glyn was appointed First Team Manager in October 2019.



First Team Assistant Manager

Nick, who was appointed as our Head of Recruitment in January, has vast experience in football, both as a player and a coach. Prior to joining Wimbledon, Nick was at Scunthorpe United, where he served as Assistant Manager and Manager between January 2016 and August 2018.

He has also held coaching roles at Barnsley, Rotherham, and QPR, where he previously worked with Glyn.

Nick was appointed Assistant Manager in October 2019.


ashley bayes.jpgAshley Bayes

Goalkeeping Coach

Ashley Bayes became the Club's first full time goalkeeping coach in June 2013.

'Bayzo', who in his first season was registered as a player for the Club, has over a decade of coaching experience, as well as a long playing career at clubs such as Torquay, Stevenage, Leyton Orient and Brentford.


stuart douglas.jpgStuart Douglas


Stuart Douglas joined AFC Wimbledon in July 2013 as the club physiotherapist.


Chris McConnell image.jpgChris McConnell

Sports Scientist

Chris joined the Club from Millwall after three-and-a-half years with the Championship side, serving most recently as first-team Assistant Sports Scientist after initially working with the Under-23 squad with former Dons skipper Paul Robinson. Chris has also worked at Watford and Charlton.

Find out more about Chris in his first Dons interview.