ANDY CALE has returned to the helm at The New Saints after Ken McKenna last night ended his 10-year association with the Welsh Premier club, writes John Bridgwater.
Cale, who led the Saints to their first title triumph back in 2000, had worked alongside McKenna in recent seasons before stepping down last term.
McKenna, who had already confirmed he would step down at the end of the season, said: “I always said to Mike (Harris, managing director), that I’d be prepared to stand down before the end of the season if he had someone else he wanted to bring in.
“It will give them chance to get to know and work with the players as they look ahead to playing in Europe in the summer.
“From a selfish point of view I’m gutted as the club has got a great run of games coming up, and I wanted to see the season through as I believe they can still win the league for a fourth successive season.
“But I didn’t want to stand in the way of the club, and it was in the best interests of the club as they look to the future.”
McKenna added: “I’ll have a little break but will start looking for a job soon. Contrary to some reports I’ve got nothing lined up at the moment, but I will put my name about and look around.
“I can’t see myself staying in Welsh Football, at this stage I think will go into England.”