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‘There is no truth whatsoever in the rumours’ – Lynn chairman denies Culverhouse is going to Cambridge

PUBLISHED: 14:25 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:40 17 April 2018

King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse.
 Picture: Nick Butcher

King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse. Picture: Nick Butcher

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King’s Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has moved to quell rumours that manager Ian Culverhouse is leaving for League Two side Cambridge United.

The former Norwich City defender has led the Linnets on a promotion push in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division during his first full season at The Walks.

That has led to speculation that the former Aston Villa and Canaries assistant manager could be heading back to the Football League, regardless of whether Lynn can secure promotion to step two of the non-league pyramid.

Joe Dunne has been caretaker manager of Cambridge since Shaun Derry left the U’s in February and Dunne was on the coaching staff at Colchester when Culverhouse was assistant to Paul Lambert, with online rumours suggesting a reunion could be on the cards this summer.

Linnets chairman Cleeve said: “This is the one and only time that I will ever comment on speculation but I want our club to focus on the job in hand over the next few weeks and not the negativity that some thrive on.

“There is no truth whatsoever in the rumours that Ian Culverhouse is going to Cambridge United.”

Lynn are second in the table with two games left to play, with Hereford almost certain to claim the title thanks to a five-point advantage and two games in hand.

Culverhouse’s team are in the driving seat to finish second and secure home advantage in the play-offs, having won 29 of their 44 games, scoring 95 goals and losing just six matches.

They hosts local rivals St Neots on Saturday before travelling to Chesham, two mid-table teams, on the final day.

Culverhouse has added a host of Norwich connections since his arrival, initially signing Simon Lappin and Grant Holt, although Holt later left for National League club Barrow, his hometown team.

Former Canaries youngsters Ryan Jarvis, Cameron King and Cameron Norman have also been key players.

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