WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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Brian Coyne
A prolific spell as a manager in the domestic league.

BRIAN Coyne had been at the helm for more Welsh Premier matches than any other manager when he parted company with Aberystwyth Town in October 2009.
The Scot played for Celtic in his native Glasgow before joining Shrewsbury Town in June 1979. However, he played just once for the Gay Meadow club who were his only Football League side.
He started his managerial career with Newtown at the birth of the League of Wales and continued to play spasmodically during his first seasons in charge.
Coyne guided the Robins to runners-up spot in the league and into European competition.
During his tenure at Latham Park he uncovered outstanding talents such as Andy Cooke and Scott Ruscoe.
He left Newtown after 10 years in charge to take over from the late Tony Wilcox at Cwmbran and, after a slow start, was able to build the Crows into a team contending for the top eight.
After a cash crisis at the Gwent outfit, Coyne quit Cwmbran in October 2005 and was swiftly appointed manager at Aberystwyth Town when David Burrows decided to step down.
But he was unable to produce consistent results, although the Seasiders did reach the final of the Welsh Cup in April 2009, only to be beaten 2-0 by Bangor City.
After a stuttering start to the next campaign, Coyne stepped down as manager in September 2009 along with his recently-appointed assistant Jake King.