Crewe United are delighted to announce the appointment of former Northern Ireland and Watford player Peter Kennedy as First team manager. Peter takes up the post with immediate effect as he seeks to build on the good start made to the season in league and cup competitions.
Peter comes to Crewe with a distinguished playing career behind him having made his name in the Premiership with Watford and also having spells at Notts County, Wigan and Peterborough United. He also stepped up to the International Stage making 20 caps for Northern Ireland during his career.
It is only recently that he has begun his foray into management and having taken over at Lisburn Rangers in the summer he has done an outstanding job to date which has seen them lose only one league game.
Peter is looking forward to his time at Crewe saying ‘Crewe are a big club and I want to help them win trophies to fulfil the great potential they have. I want to build on that with the squad of players that are currently with the club as is clear there is a lot of quality here and my goal is to win things for this club. I have had good experience during my playing career working under managers such as Graham Taylor and Sam Allardyce and hopefully I can use that experience as I take Crewe forward’.
Crewe are still fighting on several trophy fronts and have a big Irish Cup game on the 3rd December against fellow Mid Ulster League side Windmill Stars. The winner of that game will go into the hat for the prestigious Round 5 when the big Irish League clubs come into the draw. The Glenavy side are also well placed in the Mid Ulster Intermediate ‘A’ which is turning into a titanic struggle between several teams in the race for the league title. The appointment of Kennedy marks another step in the clubs progression with the aim of Irish League football.
The club would like to place on record their thanks to Colin Telford who has been with the club for the past two years and the former manager stated ‘I am obviously very disappointed having to leave the club, but I feel proud of the work I have done at Crewe United over the last 2 years and I would like to thank everyone I’ve worked with during my time at the club and wish the club the best of luck for the future’.