(L-R) Michael Flynn and Wayne Hatswell.
CARETAKER MANAGER: MICHAEL FLYNN
Michael Flynn was appointed as Caretaker Manager in March 2017 following the departure of Graham Westley. Flynn is due to run the team until the end of the season.
Flynn has a long connection to the Exiles having come through the Youth Team ranks before breaking into the 1st team as a teenager in 1999. After just one season at the club, Flynn moved to Barry Town FC (a professional Welsh League Team at a time when County were in the Southern League Premier Division) to further his career but never forgot his roots. After an excellent playing career which included Wigan Athletic, Gillingham, and Blackpool, Flynn returned to County in 2012 and was part of the promotion winning team that put Newport County AFC back in the Football League.
Over the years, Flynn has had many roles at the club including Director of the Academy, First Team Coach, Football and Business Development Director, and is now at the helm of the club.
"The club for me is everything," Flynn said during his first interview as Caretaker Manager. "It is a lot more than just football. I am a Newport boy and seeing this club be successful is everything I want."
ASSISTANT CARETAKER MANAGER: WAYNE HATSWELL
Wayne Hatswell joined the club as Michael Flynn's assistant in March 2017. The former County defender was part of the County side that reached the 2012 FA Trophy Final. Hatswell has most recently been managing Gillingham’s Youth Team, but has previously worked at Newport County AFC as a First Team Coach (2012-13) and as the Assistant Manager (2014-15).