FORMER Worcester City striker Lee Hughes will make a sensational return to the Blue and Whites as the club’s joint manager.
Together with John Snape, the pair will take the helm for the new season, although what division they will be in remains unclear.
After a fortnight of discussions, the City board released a statement on Thursday (May 4) confirming the return of the prolific front man who left for AFC Telford United in February as part of Blue and White’s cost-cutting drive.
Hughes and Snape will again be supported by Luca Gabriel, Head Of City Youth Development while skipper Danny Jackman has been offered a new deal after told club bosses he wished to carry on with his playing career.
“The new management team are committed to rejuvenating Worcester City Football Club with local players and playing at an affordable level, whilst waiting for developments on a return to the City of Worcester,” the statement read.
“During his time at the club, Lee Hughes was an influential part of the team. His new role as Joint-Manager will allow him to continue playing football, whilst the club utilise his vast experience and knowledge to coach and develop players.
“The board are excited with this new venture and are actively working with the management team to prepare for the new season, recruiting players and preparing for pre-season friendlies.
“Further player appointments will be released over the coming weeks.
“Your continued support of the Football Club is very much appreciated and we can assure you of our commitment to the survival of Worcester City Football Club,” the statement added.