YEOVIL Town Women have gone 'back to the future' in re-appointing Jamie Sherwood as new head coach.

Sherwood, 41, returns to the role having led the Glovers to the WSL 2 title in 2016, before standing down at the end of the 2017-18 season.

He was approached by Adam Murry, who took ownership of the club in the summer, following the departure of Jamie Phillip as first team manager in September.

Interim boss Phil Hubbard – who has taken the team on a six-game unbeaten run – will stay on as Sherwood's assistant.

Sherwood holds a Uefa A Licence, and has more than 20 years' experience as a coach and in the education management industry.

He said: “The decision to return was a simple one but a difficult process.

"I had to make sure it was the right decision for the club, the players and the staff.

“The recent period has not been easy for anyone on and off the pitch and it was crucial for me that my coming back did not overshadow any of the work that has been done.

“The period away has given me an even stronger desire to see this club back where it should be, in the top two tiers of women’s football.”

After the club's Championship licence bid was rejected in May, Yeovil reverted back to part-time status and dropped down two divisions.

Now in the FA National Women's League Southern Premier Division, the team – featuring a crop of Bridgwater & Taunton College students – sit fifth after eight games this season.

In a message to the fans, Sherwood added: “Your belief, backing and noise is infectious. It intimidates the opposition and fills everyone at the club with pride. I want the fans to continue to be a huge of the club’s success. That is absolutely vital.”

Club owner Murry said: “I speak for everyone at the club when I say I am delighted Jamie agreed to rejoin us.

"His experience, enthusiasm and leadership will be invaluable in taking us back to where we need to be.

"I am very much looking forward to working with him.”