Geraint Williams
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Geraint Williams was confirmed as the new Intermediate Teams Manager at the FAW on July 10, 2012.

Williams has managed over 150 games in professional football with Leyton Orient and Colchester United.

With Colchester he led the club to their highest-ever League position when they finished 10th in the Championship.

He spent just over two years in charge of Colchester, following a six-year spell as assistant to Steve Whitton and Phil Parkinson as the U's made progress through the Football League.

Williams was most recently in charge of Leyton Orient after being confirmed as their new manager on February 5 2009. He became the 29th permanent manager of Leyton Orient.

Williams who replaced Martin Ling, joined the club initially on a contract until the end of the season as Orient embarked on a crucial three-month battle to save their League One status. With 7 wins from his first 9 games in charge, this was achieved as he led the side to a 14th place finish in 2008/09.

Williams and Orient then parted company in April 2010.

As a player, Williams made close to 700 Football League appearances in a playing career that lasted 20 years. Williams represented his country 13 times.

After Bristol Rovers, he then played for Derby County and Ipswich Town, enjoying seven seasons in the old Division One and Premier League.

He ended his professional career at Colchester United, where he spent a decade as player, coach and manager before becoming Orient boss.

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    • Colchester United:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2006-09-01)
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