Winstanley, 36 years old, who hails from Abergele, is a UEFA “B" License qualified coach who is currently undergoing his “A” License and has been a key member of the management team at Caernarfon Town in the past two seasons. His spell at The Oval saw the Cofi’s finish as champions and runners up in the Huws Gray Alliance along with being semi finalists in the Welsh Cup and winning the Huws Gray Cup twice, both times at Y Morfa Stadium.
Thomas said on the appointment: "The minute i heard Alun could be available I got straight onto him to try and get him in. He is an outstanding coach and his record in the past two seasons at Caernarfon speaks for itself and I know high highly he was thought of there. I'm delighted he has come on-board and look forward to working with him."
Winstanley said: "After considering a number of options I had put to me, and having conversations with Gareth and knowing the chairman and how much work that has been put in the background at the club, I felt this was a great project and challenge to be involved in, getting the club back into the Cymru Alliance first and foremost."
"The desire and passion shown by the new manager and the chairman to bring me into this club was a big factor and I hope to repay their faith in me by doing everything I can to make this club successful.
“The opportunity to work with a group of players that will be assembled to aim to win this league is an exciting prospect and we have already started the planning process.”
Thomas also reports that player recruitment is progressing well having had a very positive response from a number of targets and as well as new faces, a number of last seasons squad will be reporting for training in pre-season. An announcement on the clubs pre-season programme is also set to be released shortly.
Updated 21:29 - 21 May 2017 by Conwy Admin