Peter Taylor returns to Gillingham - but Ady Pennock remains head coach at Priestfield

PUBLISHED: 09:06 16 May 2017

Gillingham boss Ady Pennock

Gillingham boss Ady Pennock

Ady Kerry

The Gills secured their League One status with a 0-0 draw away at Northampton Town last month

Peter Taylor Peter Taylor

Gillingham have confirmed Ady Pennock will continue as the club’s head coach for next season.

The former defender was appointed as Justin Edinburgh’s successor in January but has endured a tough time in the Priestfield dugout.

Despite early promises of a play-off push, the Gills conceded late goals in a number of key games and soon found themselves in a relegation scrap - only securing League One status on the final day with a 0-0 draw away at Northampton Town.

When speaking to Kent News last month, Pennock said he’d “love to stay” at the club and now it appears chairman Paul Scally has put his faith in his manager for at least the next 12 months.

Meanwhile, the club also announced the return of former boss Peter Taylor in a director of football role, meaning he will oversee “recruitment and all footballing policy”.

Further announcements would be made in due course, club bosses added.

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