International role for ex-Claret

Last updated : 02 December 2004 By Tony Scholes

Flynn was hopeful of landing the top job that went to Toshack but the former Liverpool striker has this morning confirmed that Brian will be the Under-21 manager which will also include responsibility for the Under-19 and Under-17 teams.

He doesn’t have to quite do it all on his own and there will be two familiar faces to help him on a part time basis. They are Alan Curtis who he worked with at Swansea and his coach for many years at Wrexham, Joey Jones.

In a big shake up five coaches have lost their roles within Welsh international football – they are Ian Rush (also a candidate for the main job), Glyn Hodges, Mark Aizlewood, Kevin Ratcliffe and Clayton Blackmore.

It is a return to football for Flynn who has been out of the game since losing his job at Swansea in April this year. Prior to that he had managed Wrexham for almost twelve years, this coming at the end of a long playing career that apart from three spells at Burnley saw him play for Leeds, Cardiff, Doncaster, Bury and Wrexham as well as some coaching with Limerick in Ireland.