AFC Fylde is delighted to announce that Andy Taylor has been appointed Assistant Manager ahead of the 2022/23 National League North season. 

Andy steps up from the role of First-Team Coach and will support manager James Rowe in the dugout for the upcoming season and beyond. 

Taylor, a former Blackburn Rovers & Blackpool defender, became an instant hit with Fylde supporters and staff after arriving at Mill Farm from Oldham Athletic in 2019.

However, his Coasters career was brought to a halt after suffering a nasty ACL injury against Notts County in 2020, which led to him later accepting a coaching role at Mill Farm.

Since the arrival of James Rowe, Taylor has been a key figure in the Coasters dugout and moves into the number two role ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. 

After accepting the role, Andy described his delight and said: “First of all, I am very grateful to the Chairman and Manager for giving me the opportunity to become Assistant Manager of AFC Fylde.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to develop and progress as a coach and one that I am very excited about and intend on grasping with both hands.

“Having made the transition from player to coach, I have already learnt so much from the previous Manager and Assistant Manager – however, I feel the time is right now for me to take the next step in my coaching journey.

“I look forward to starting my new role, working with James, and continuing to learn and develop under him but above all, giving everything I can to make this upcoming season a successful one for the club.

“Despite last season being an unprecedented one in terms of injuries the squad suffered, ultimately, it was unsuccessful as promotion was the aim.

“Now, all focus and efforts turn to preparations for the upcoming season and achieving our aim of promotion.”