Former Stoke caretaker manager Dave Kevan named as Hanley Town assistant boss

He will join up with new first team boss Carl Dickinson ahead of the 2021/22 season

Ex-Stoke City trophy winner Dave Kevan has been unveiled as Hanley Town’s new assistant boss.

The club have made the announcement after revealing that former Potters and Port Vale player Carl Dickinson would become their new manager this summer.

Kevan played for Stoke between 1990 and 1994, helping them to the 1992 Associate Members’ Cup,

He played in the final as the Potters ran out 1-0 winners over Stockport County at Wembley.

The midfielder won the Second Division title in the 1992/93 season and featured once in the First Division the following season.

After retiring as a player, he joined the coaching staff at Stoke and became first-team coach in 2001.

He became caretaker manager after Steve Cotterill resigned in October 2002.

He lost all four of the games he took charge of before Tony Pulis arrived for his first stint at the Britannia Stadium.

A spokesperson for Hanley Town said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Kevan as the clubs new assistant manager.

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“This is another massive coup for the football club.

“Please join us in giving Dave a warm welcome.”

Dickinson tweeted: “Delighted to have Dave join us.

“I’ve known him a long time and I can’t wait to learn from him and see what we can achieve together.”

In his playing days, Kevan previously featured for Notts County and Cardiff City before moving onto Bournemouth after his time at Stoke via a loan spell at Maidstone United.


Life after Stoke

Kevan went on to coach at Burnley and Notts County, where he took on caretaker manager duties again on two separate occasions.

He won two of the four games when he led the Magpies in October 2009 before winning six and drawing three of the eleven he took charge of between December 2009 and February 2010.

His most recent venture saw him become John Askey’s assistant manager at Port Vale in February 2019 before their exit in January.

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Hanley Town’s season was cut short for the second year in a row after the FA announced it was curtailing the 2020/21 season for clubs between steps 3-6 of the National League System.

They are already making big strides in preparations for next season as former Potters Dickinson and Kevan link up with squad member and Stoke hero Ricardo Fuller.

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