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Williams appointed assistant manager

Former Swindon head coach joins Russell Martin's backroom team...

14 November 2019

MK Dons are pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Williams as the Club’s assistant manager.

Williams, the former head coach of Swindon Town, moves to Stadium MK from Sky Bet Championship outfit Bristol City, where he managed the Under-23s squad.

He joins Russell Martin’s backroom team ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Bolton Wanderers.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Williams told mkdons.com. “I have been here a number of times before as an opponent and I’ve always seen this as a special place to work – to now be a part of that is really exciting.

“When I spoke with Russell, we had a good chat about football and how we see the game being played, as well as the standards he expects - we agree on a lot of things.

“I hope my experiences can assist Russell and I will be doing all I can to help him and the players. I see a lot of talented and hard-working players here and it’s now about building on the ideas that the manager wants to implement. Bit by bit, we will look to make that happen.”

Williams began his coaching career within the youth set-ups of Leyton Orient and West Ham United, before managing the reserve team at Brighton & Hove Albion.

In 2013, Williams was appointed onto Mark Cooper’s first-team coaching staff at Swindon Town and he helped the Robins reach the Sky Bet League One play-off final.

He remained as assistant under Martin Ling before taking on the role of caretaker manager following Ling’s resignation in December 2015.

After winning six of his 10 games as interim manager, Williams was appointed as Swindon Town’s permanent head coach and he held that role through until May 2017.

Williams joined Bristol City after leaving the County Ground and has spent the past two years developing the Robins’ next generation of young players.


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