Ian Culverhouse on why he left ... and why he came back – don’t miss the new Pink Un Magazine

Ian Culverhouse is leading King’s Lynn Town’s charge to the play-offs – but it could have been a very different story after a tumultuous 2018 at The Walks.

The former Norwich City player and assistant manager led Lynn to last season’s play-off final but had already handed in his notice after his relationship with club owner Stephen Cleeve broke down – only to make a shock return in November.

It was a stunning reversal – and Culverhouse admits he has regrets over how things deteriorated in 2018.

In an exclusive and frank interview for the new Pink Un Magazine, Culverhouse talks openly about his feelings, then and now – and how he wants to be a part of the future at Norfolk’s leading non league club.

“We were both pig-headed and I thought a few things weren’t particularly right at the football club and I had to make a stand. But looking back at it now I regret what I did, what happened,” says Culverhouse.

Instead of uncomfortable silences, Cleeve and Culverhouse now have a shared mission – the club will be running a scholarships BTEC programme which should provide a pathway from under 18s to first team, while they are hopeful of improving the women’s team.

Without the intervention of new director of football Robbie Back, though, it might not have been possible.

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“Robbie made the initial contact,” added Culverhouse. “When the phone call came he asked if I would be interested in coming in and having a meet-up. I had a couple of conversations with Robbie and I decided to come and meet Steve.”

A new year, and new targets.

You can read Ian Culverhouse’s full interview – plus loads more on the Canaries – in the latest 124-page magazine, out now priced £3.99. To order online go to www.buyamag.co.uk.

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