Former Port Vale playing legend, coach and manager Martin Foyle has been named as the new manager of Blue Square Premier side Hereford United.
Foyle, the club’s second-highest goalscorer of all-time also managed the Valiants from 2004 until 2007. Foyle earned praise for his canny forward signings such as Leon Constantine and Akpo Sodje. But the Vale playing legend was dismissed during the 2007-2008 season when, despite adding a number of high-profile names to his side (Shane Tuder and Craig Rocastle, for instance) and anticipating a play-off push, his side suffered a run of only five points in seven games. Foyle was sacked in September and replaced by Lee Sinnott.
After his dismissal, he then had spells with Wrexham, York City and Northwich Victoria.
Bulls Chairman David Keyte told the official Hereford website: “We had been strongly advised by many people to appoint a manager who has Conference experience, Martin certainly has a wealth of experience as player, coach, assistant manager and most importantly as manager.”
We’d like to wish Martin all the best in his new role.