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VIDEO: Ex-Premier League and EFL striker becomes chairman of non league club

Former striker Dean Windass has been appointed as the new chairman of non league club Goole AFC, it’s been revealed this week.

Windass, now 50, played for Hull City, Aberdeen, Oxford United, Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Oldham Athletic and Darlington, scored over 200 goals in a 20-year career.

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He was also a player-assistant manager at Darlington but his coaching career never took hold, though did have a spell as manager of 10th tier strugglers East Hull earlier this season.

Goole sit just a division higher, in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, where they sit 12th and look unlikely to go either up or down for the current campaign.

Windass said that he is really excited about the challenge.

He added in a video posted on Twitter: “It’s 11:50, er, I spoke about my meeting last night, er I’ve got clarification now, I’m officially appointed as chairman of Goole AFC.

“The meeting went really well, we’re going to try pushing the football club better than it is at the minute and hopefully a few more supporters will come through the door.

“I’m very pleased as well because my youngest lad plays for Goole, so it gives me the opportunity to see ‘Our Jordan’ all the time.

“(It’s) something to get my teeth into on Saturdays, meet and greet at games, stand over the manager and hopefully help him to get the results on the pitch. It’s not all about me, it’s about getting results for Goole.”

TWITTER REACTION:

@StringyBob1: Not much happening today but wait on a minute Dean Windass the new @GooleAFC chairman, well that’s just given a spark to a cold wet day.

@pubsmoker: Good luck to Goole with this appointment,hope he brings stability and financial clout.There are Chairman out there on vanity projects,who make hollow promises,then scraper when their “work” is done.Deano seems 100% genuine.

@davc1968: Congratulations Deano, hope the club go on to do really well.

@GraemeGraze19: Brilliant news @DWindass10. Good luck to you and all the players and staff at @GooleAFC in climbing the table and pushing for promotion 😁👍⚽️

@Craig70P: Brilliant. We will all watch the progress with interest. Good luck Deano.

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