We are delighted to announce that Ian Allinson has agreed to commit his future to the club this week. He will support the club in advising and developing a number of strategies to further the clubs potential both on and off the field.
Ian will provide direction to the club in the following areas:
- Commercial development
- Development of a pathway for the talented youth in the district to progress through to the first team
- Development of the St Albans City FC brand
- Investigation into transition of the club to full time football
St. Albans City’s Vice Chairman, John McGowan said “I was so impressed when I first met Ian, and knew that he was the right man for our club, and I have not been disappointed with what he has done with ourselves since becoming manager. With Ian’s 30 years of experience in the game it was an easy decision to ask Ian to support in the next stage of the club’s development.”
Ian brings with him a wealth of experience both within the game and in business.
Having played in over 500 games, and with some of the top clubs in the county including FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals. Ian has enjoyed a successful career in football management for almost 30 years at all levels of the non league system. Ian brings a unique perspective to the team and the club.
Ian has held senior sales and marketing roles at Carlsberg and has a wealth of business knowledge and acumen which will be vital to the role, and the club at this time.
Ian Allinson said “I’m very privileged and honoured to be here at St Albans City and I’ll give my all to improve the commercial basis of the club and make the supporters proud of this great club. Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward to working with the players, staff, supporters, businesses and the people of the city of St Albans to make the right steps forward.”
Ian will start on his new adventure on Monday 15th July, and can be contacted at the club at [email protected]