Just over three years after leaving the club, Dean Glover has returned to Vale Park as a youth team coach.
Glover, the club’s fifth-highest appearance holder, left his third spell with the Valiants in 2009 but the club have announced his return as a youth team coach.
Glover joined the Valiants for a club record £200,000 fee in 1989 and spent nine years as a player at the club. He left to join Kidderminster for a year but returned in 2002 as a coach. He left for a second time to become Director of Football at Stone Dominoes before returning in 2004 as assistant to Martin Foyle.
Glover took over as caretaker when Foyle departed in 2007, but he only managed two wins in eight games and when Lee Sinnott was appointed, he returned to the assistant manager’s role.
Glover was appointed manager on a permanent basis in October 2008 but his record was poor. He was criticised for his tactics and team selections and with slow season ticket sales for the 2009-2010 season, Glover announced he was stepping down as manager and left the club in May 2009.