Former Bristol City, Hereford and Exeter City figure lands job after harsh sacking
He played for Bristol City more than 300 times, and also played for Yeovil Town, and will get the opportunity to manage a promotion-chasing side.
Former Bristol City defender Andy Llewellyn has been announced as the new manager of English non-league side Bridgwater United.
Llewellyn inherits a side that are second in the Toolstation Western League and remain in the FA Vase. He picks up the baton from Dave Pearse who was relieved of his duties at the Somerset club, despite their high league position.
Pearse was in charge of the non-league Robins for seven years, and now Llewellyn who had been part of his coaching staff gets the opportunity to take the club forward.
Club owner Ian Davis said “It’s time for some new blood and I believe Andy is the right person for the job.”
Llewellyn has only been at Bridgwater since the start of August when he was named assistant manager. It's an all family affair at Bridgwater too with Llewellyn getting the opportunity to manage his two sons Jake who is vice-captain, and his other son Tom.
His first match will be in the third round of the FA Vase when they face Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday, December 2.
Bristol-born Llewellyn made more than 30 appearances for Bristol City from 1982 to 1994. He had a loan spell at Exeter City, and joined Hereford United in 1994 after 12-years of service, and then featured for Yeovil Town.
Llewellyn was thrown in the City first-team when the club were dealing with financial issues in the early 1980s. He cemented the right-back position for more than a decade, and appeared twice for the Robins at Wembley, becoming a key player alongside the likes of Joe Jordan, Jacki Dziekanowski, Andy Cole and Alan Walsh.