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Walthamstow FC welcomes new manager

Nicky played for Stow FC in the 1990s and now takes over as manager
By Waltham Forest Echo

New Stow manager Nicky Ironton (credit: Andrzej Perkins)
New Stow manager Nicky Ironton (credit: Andrzej Perkins)

Walthamstow FC has a new manager, a week after abruptly sacking the joint-managers who led the team to victory last season.

Nicky Ironton was mostly recently the manager of Welwyn Garden City and played for Walthamstow FC for a single season during the 1990s.

The club’s former managers – John Mackie and Terry Spillane – announced they had been let go by the club on 14th September.

The pair led the team to its first league title win in 37 years last season but were let go because performances this season “have not been at the level expected”, according to a statement on the club’s website.

In an announcement today, Andrzej Perkins wrote: “Walthamstow FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Nicky Ironton as first team manager.

“Nicky was most recently with Welwyn Garden City, where he lead the Citizens to a Southern League Central play-off position last season, and was on course to do the same in the Covid-affected 2019-20 season.

“Prior to that, he has managed at Ware, and had two spells at Arlesey Town, where he oversaw three successive Isthmian League promotions. He also took the Bedfordshire side to the first round of the FA Cup and had an excellent run in the FA Vase.

“This will in fact be Nicky’s second spell with the club, having played for us during the 1990-91 season. As a player, he did all there was to do in non-league; playing for the England semi-professional side, winning the Football Conference three times, as well as two FA Trophies.

“We’re delighted to have secured Nicky’s services and can’t wait to get going.”