U's legend joins Joe's staff.
"Our careers have followed similar paths and he comes to us with plenty of coaching experience. I am looking forward to working with him and pushing this club forward because, like myself, he knows what's good about Colchester United."
"I've known Mark for many years, having played up against him as an eleven year old many years ago in Dublin," Joe said at Thursday's press conference.
The U's legend, who played over 200 times for the club before moving onto Charlton Athletic, has been appointed by Joe Dunne as his new assistant manager as the new era gets underway.
A day of good news continued for the U's on Thursday, as Mark Kinsella was added to the club's coaching staff.