Worksop Town Football Club are delighted to announce that Kyle Jordan will take permanent charge of the first team, alongside the management team of James Kay, Craig Mitchell and Steve Woolley.
The Club believes these four non-league men are the team to take us forward and also portray the values of Worksop Town Football Club. They all take massive amounts of pride in representing the badge. The traits they possess have already passed on to the other players as their togetherness in the dressing room represents a “Club as One” attitude.
The figures of Kyle Jordan, Steve Woolley and Craig Mitchell are well-respected around the club as these men have donned the Tigers shirt for a number of years. It is for this reason the Club feels they are perfect for the role given their knowledge of the Club, the fans and the players. James Kay has also racked up a substantial number of appearances at this level.
Kyle Jordan will take the permanent reins after a spell in interim charge of the Tigers. Jordan first joined the Tigers as a youngster in the 2007/08 season, when he netted 20 goals as he helped the Under-19s claim the Third Division league title. He also made a few first team appearances in the following seasons before officially re-joining in 2014. Since then, Kyle has produced iconic moments such as his hat-tricks against Pontefract Collieries and Liversedge FC in 2015 and 2018 respectively, as well as wearing the armband in the 2016/17 season, and he also played a pivotal role the NCEL double last campaign.
The progression of Kyle Jordan’s story at the Tigers has been remarkable and one that is set to evolve to greater heights. We already know that he puts the club above everything. He has made over 180 first team appearances, scoring 80 goals.
Jordan expressed: “It is, obviously, a huge honour to be taking on the full-time role of first team manager.
“I’m sure you can all appreciate it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks but in that time, I have become even more obsessed with Worksop Town and I’m so excited for what the future holds for us!
“We’re already working hard to ensure success on the pitch and I have no doubt whatsoever that we. both as a management group and as group of players, have what it takes to bring just that.”
James Kay will be joining the club as Assistant Manager to Kyle Jordan. Kay started his career in the academy of Sheffield Wednesday and has a wealth of high-level non-league credentials, playing for the likes of Frickley Athletic, Guiseley, Sheffield FC, AFC Mansfield, Ossett Albion, Goole AFC and Belper Town. Kay was also the assistant manager to Lee Morris at Frickley.
Steve Woolley and Craig Mitchell will both continue to contribute to the management team as player coaches of Worksop Town.
The magical Woolley first joined Worksop Town under Peter Rinkcavage and then rejoined in 2015. Steve has made 164 appearances for the Tigers, scoring 23 goals. Two of those came in last season’s League Cup Final when he dispatched two free-kicks to help Worksop lift the trophy.
Mitchell first joined Worksop Town in 2004 when he came to Sandy Lane on loan from Leigh RMI, but joined permanently last season when he scored 19 goals, including the opener against Penistone Church in front of a crowd of 1,628.
Paul Williams stated: “It is with great pride and delight that we can announce that Kyle Jordan, James Kay, Craig Mitchell and Steve Woolley have been appointed as the new Worksop Town Management team.
“For me, these men epitomise the club spirit, professional respect and the overall integrity we require to take the Club forward. Kyle and his team shared the news privately with the players, who all reacted positively to the news.
“I wish them all the very best for the future on our journey together.”
The newest chapter of our ever-evolving history starts today against Leek Town. The Club, the new management team and the players all need your support while we roll our sleeves up and focus on the task at hand.