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Brian Flynn returns to Wrexham AFC

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Brian Flynn has returned to Wrexham to assist manager Bryan Hughes.

Flynn joins the Reds just 48 hours after the club climbed to the top of the National League under new boss Hughes.

The 63-year-old enjoyed a 21-year playing career including 100 Football League appearances for Wrexham, before becoming player-manager in 1989.

He went on to manage Wrexham for 12 years becoming the third longest longest serving manager in British football, just behind Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Flynn was in charge for Wrexham’s famous FA Cup giant killing over Arsenal, led the club to the quarter-finals of the competition in 1997, won the Welsh Cup, The FAW Premier Cup three times, led the club in the ‘European Cup Winners Cup’ and won Wrexham promotion to League One in 1993.

He told the club’s website: “I am delighted to return and support Bryan at a club that is very special to me.

”I am coming in at an exciting time and my immediate focus will be looking to help Bryan and the club build momentum over the last couple of months of the season.

“I feel like I’ve some unfinished business at the club and would love nothing better than to help the club back to the Football League.”

Hughes added: “Getting in the right management support at this time of the season was a critical early decision for me and Brian was always my number one choice.

“He knows me and the club inside out and can come in and hit the ground running. I am delighted that he has accepted my offer to come back to Wrexham where he enjoyed so much success in building the club.”

Flynn has also managed Swansea City, Wales Under 21’s and briefly the Welsh Senior side.

He replaced Dean Saunders at Doncaster Rovers in 2013 and went on to win the League One title before taking up the role of director of football in the Championship.

Most recently he has been working as a scout for Swansea.

Wrexham head to Gateshead on Saturday.

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