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Oxford City appoint David Oldfield

Oxford City appoint David Oldfield, an ex-Premier League and English Football League footballer turned manager.

He replaces Mark Jones, who left the Hoops by mutual consent in mid-October, just 48 hours after guiding the team into the FA Cup first round for the third year in succession.

The club statement read: Oxford City Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of David Oldfield as the new first team manager.

“David enjoyed a great career as a player with Luton Town, Manchester City, Leicester City, Millwall, Stoke City, Peterborough United and Stafford Rangers. Within the professional game David has held coaching roles at West Bromwich Albion, MK Dons, Stevenage and has also held assistant manager roles at Peterborough, Burton Albion and Queens Park Rangers. David is also not short of experience in the hot seat, he has previously managed Brackley Town and was caretaker manager of both Oxford United and Peterborough United.

“David holds a UEFA Pro Licence and has a strong philosophy of how the game should be played that fits perfectly with the clubs vision and future ambitions. He will commence his role fully in the coming weeks. His management team will be made up of Andy Ballard as assistant manager, Ross Jenkins first-team coach and Alan Foster as Goalkeeping Coach.”

David Oldfield said: “I am very pleased to be joining Oxford City and look forward to working with the players and staff at the club, both on and off the pitch. The club is looking to build on the strong foundations that are already in place, with continued progression on the pitch and further growth of the vital community links around the city. I know the passion of Oxford City supporters and very much hope to bring more success to achieve all of our collective ambitions”.

Here he is scoring twice alongside Andy Hinchcliffe, Mark Hughes, Trevor Morley and Ian Bishop in a 5-1 win over Manchester United in 1989.


Justin Merritt added: “We are delighted to welcome David to Oxford City Football Club, his appointment brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the club combined with a desire to help the club to achieve its ambitions. David will further mentor Andy, Ross and the coaching staff and build upon our clear philosophy and playing style. I am looking forward to working with David to develop player recruitment strategies and the football infrastructure”.

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