Hartley Wintney FC have announced the appointment of former Arsenal player Ian Selley as the club’s new first team manager.

During his playing career, Selley was a member of the Arsenal side that won the European Cup Winners Cup, FA Cup and League Cup between 1993 and 1994.

He played 42 times for The Gunners.

His other clubs as a player include Fulham, Wimbledon FC and Woking. He has three England caps at U21.

In management, he led step 4 Chertsey Town to a play-off final last season (2021-22), having taken the club to second in the Isthmian League South Central behind runaway league winners, Bracknell.

Ian, 48, setup a football academy in 2019 of which he remains a director. Between 2012 and 2019, he oversaw all management of the Arsenal FC Academy Dubai, where he was head coach.

During his time as a professional footballer, Ian played under several successful and influential managers, including Arsene Wenger, George Graham and Bruce Rioch, each heavily contributing to his current experience as a coach and manager.

Speaking of the appointment, Hartley Wintney director of football, Anthony Millerick said: “The calibre of the applicants that came forward gave us a nice selection problem. Ian’s background and experience in football as a player, coach and more recently as a manager at the level made him the standout candidate and I’m delighted he accepted the role.

“It’s the start of a new chapter for the football club. Ian is taking charge of a good group of players, but work needs to be done to get us where we should be, and that work has already started.”