Norman first to leave as King’s Lynn continue the search for new manager
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King's Lynn Town expect to name a new manager inside the next fortnight as news of the first departure emerges following the failure to earn promotion.
Cameron Norman, an FA Youth Cup winner with Norwich City, played his final game for the Linnets in Monday's play-off final defeat to Slough – which was also Ian Culverhouse's final game as manager.
Norman's departure was confirmed by the club yesterday, with the 22-year-old – who was on a deal until this summer having signed just before the opening game – describing the campaign as 'a season I'll never forget'
'From start to finish it's been an absolute pleasure on and off the pitch,' he tweeted.
'The support from the fans has been amazing throughout and carried us all the way to the final. I've never enjoyed my football so much and that's mainly down to the group of players I was surrounded with, nothing but great memories made, valuable experience gained and plenty of laughs along the way.
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'The gaffer deserves all the plaudits he gets. I know I speak for the whole team when I say he was pivotal in the incredible season we had. Lastly I don't think the many staff behind the scenes get the credit they deserve, I know many are volunteers and I have seen first hand how important these people are to a local football club. I wish everyone involved with King's Lynn the very best for the future.'
In a statement on their website, the club said they were hopeful of announcing a new manager 'in around 10–12 days time'.
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'As you will all appreciate this is a very important decision that has to be made with many factors that have to be considered,' the club said. 'As of yet we have no confirmation as to what league we will be playing in next season and again this information, along with fixtures, admission prices, season tickets etc will all follow in due course.'
The club also thanked fans for their support through the season.
'It is something that we greatly appreciate,' they said.
'Our fall at the final hurdle after what was a memorable season has been a very bitter pill to swallow. However we will regroup over the summer months and be ready to go again in August when hopefully we will be able to clear that final hurdle.'