Pennock and Taylor back with Gills
Pennock and Taylor back with Gills

Adrian Pennock will remain in charge as Head Coach of Gillingham with Peter Taylor back as Director of Football.

Following meetings with chairman Paul Scally this afternoon, Gillingham Football Club confirmed that Ady Pennock will be continuing as head coach for the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One season.

Furthermore, they announced that Peter Taylor will be returning to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium as their new director of football. He will oversee recruitment and all footballing policy.

Pennock’s future had been cast into some doubt having only just kept the club in League One, but following talks with Scally, the former central defender has agreed a new deal at Priestfield.

Taylor will need no introduction to Gillingham fans having managed the club twice and he was scouting for The Gills last season alongside the likes of Andy Hessenthaler and Ian Hendon.

He guided the side to promotion via the play-off final at Wembley in 1999/2000, leaving to join Leicester City, but returned in October 2013 following Martin Allen’s sacking.

Taylor’s second spell in charge lasted just over twelve months before being relieved of his duties on New Year’s Eve 2014.

The pair are now set to announce their retained list in the coming days with a number of pre-season friendlies to be set.

The club will make further announcements in due course about the infrastructure and coaching set up at Priestfield.