Ironton and Kitson return to Arlesey

Manny Cohen.
Manny Cohen.

Nick Ironton has been unveiled as the new manager of Arlesey Town - with former Blues player and Premier League star Dave Kitson alongside him.

Ironton has previously managed at Arlesey Town in a period where the club was promoted.

Kitson played for Arlesey before embarking on a successful professional playing career at Reading and Stoke City.

Their first game in charge is at Burnham on Tuesday, December 16.

Club chairman Manny Cohen said: “Nick comes to us with a wealth of experience, not only in non-League football but with Arlesey Town itself. He was previously a successful manager at Arlesey Town, securing promotion and successful cup runs – so we’re delighted he’s agreed to come back to us.

“He will be joined by an ex-Arlesey player Dave Kitson who went on to play at the highest level with Reading and Premiership club Stoke.

“Nick’s return comes at a critical time for the club, not only due to our league position, but also our wider plans for the club’s future.

“I am confident that Nick and his management team have the experience to take the team forward again, and will be instrumental as the whole club unites together to write the next chapter in the club’s history.”

Ironton has also served at Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead and more recently Ware FC.

On Saturday Arlesey went down 3-2 at home to Truro City, Forsythe and Basmal on the mark for the Blues.