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Michael Wilde after Connah’s Quay Nomads’ game at the Bay in November last year (Photo by Sam Eaden/FAW)

COLWYN BAY Football Club is pleased to announce Michael Wilde as First Team manager.

Mike has had a distinguished playing career in the Cymru Premier with The New Saints, Flint Town United and Connah’s Quay Nomads.

He is the Cymru Premier’s third highest top scorer of all time with 235 goals and has won nine Cymru Premier titles, the Welsh Cup six times and the League Cup on five occasions.

He will be assisted by former Nomads team-mate Danny Harrison.

The new Bay management team said in a statement:

“We are delighted to be offered this opportunity as we both feel this is perfect timing to progress onto the next stage of our footballing journey.

“This is an exciting project and the hard work starts now to assemble a squad that the club and fans can really get behind.”

Mike originally joined TNS in 2002 from Poulton Victoria before moving to Fleetwood Town in 2009 before spells with Halifax Town and Chester.

The 40-year-old returned to TNS in the summer of 2012, where he remained until 2016 when he switched to Connah’s Quay Nomads.

He spent the 2021/22 season with Flint Town United before returning to Nomads, with his last appearance for the club coming in their Welsh Cup final win over New Saints last month.

Mike was named the Cymru Premier Player of the Season in 2012/13 and 2020/21.

Danny came through the youth ranks at Tranmere Rovers and made 125 Football League appearances for the Prenton Park club.

He spent five seasons with Rotherham United making a further 185 EFL appearances until returning to Tranmere in 2012, where he spent a season.

Two seasons followed with Chester in the National League before moving to Connah’s Quay Nomads in 2014.

Danny’s seven seasons with Nomads saw him win back-to-back Cymru Premier titles, the Welsh Cup in 2018 and the Nathaniel MG Cup in 2020 as well as an Irn-Bru Cup runners-up medal.

He left Nomads in 2021 and has spent the last three seasons with Flint Town United, where most recently he has been assistant manager.

Like Mike, Danny has extensive experience of playing in European club competitions.

Welcome to the Bay Mike and Danny – Croeso i’r Bae!

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Danny Harrison and Michael Wilde at the 4 Crosses Construction Arena

MAE CLWB Pêl Droed Bae Colwyn yn falch iawn o gyhoeddi Michael Wilde fel Rheolwr y Tîm Cyntaf.

Mae Mike wedi cael gyrfa llewyrchus yn Uwch Gynghrair Cymru, gyda’r Seintiau Newydd a Chei Conna.

Mae Mike yn drydydd ar restr prif sgorwyr Uwch Gynghrair Cymru gyda 235 o goliau ac wedi ennill y gynghrair naw gwaith, Cwpan Cymru ar chew achlysur a Cwpan y Gynghrair bum gwaith.

Ymunodd Mike yn wreiddiol gyda TNS o Poulton Victoria cyn symud i Fleetwood Town yn 2009 cyn cyfnodau gyda Halifax Town a Caer.

Dychwelodd i TNS yn ystod haf 2012, ble arhosodd tan 2016 pan ymunodd gyda Cei Conna.

Treuliodd tymor 2021/22 gyda’r Fflint cyn dychwelyd i’r Nomadiaid, gyda’i ymddangosiad olaf i’r clwb yn eu buddugoliaeth dros y Seintiau yn ffeinal Cwpan Cymru mis diwethaf.

Cafodd Mike ei enwi yn Chwaraewr y Tymor Uwch Gynghrair Cymru yn 2012/13 a 2020/21.

Bydd yn cael ei gynorthwyo gan Danny Harrison, oedd yn gyd chwaraewr gyda’r Nomadiaid.

Daeth Danny drwy system ieuenctid Tranmere Rovers ac fe chwaraeodd 125 o gemau yng Nghynghrair Bêl Droed Lloegr i glwb Parc Prenton.

Treuliodd bum tymor gyda Rotherham United gan wneud 185 o ymddangosiadau cynghrair cyn symud yn ôl i Tranmere yn 2012, lle dreuliodd dymor.

Treuliodd dau dymor gyda Caer yng Nghynghrair Genedlaethol Lloegr cyn symud i Gei Conna yn 2014.

Mewn saith tymor gyda’r Nomadiaid fe enillodd Uwchgynghair Cymru ddwywaith yn olynol, Cwpan Cymru yn 2018 a Cwpan Nathaniel MG yn 2020 yn ogystal a chyrraedd ffeinal Cwpan Irn-Bru.

Gadawodd y Nomadiaid yn 2021 ac mae wedi treulio’r tri tymor diwethaf gyda’r Fflint, lle mae wedi bod yn rheolwr cynorthwyol yn ddiweddar.

Fel Mike, mae gan Danny brofiad helaeth o chwarae yng nghystadleuthau Ewrop.

Croeso i’r Bae!