Supporters react to former Norwich City coach Ian Culverhouse being appointed manager of King’s Lynn Town

Ian Culverhouse pictured in September 2012, during his time as assistant manager at Aston Villa. Pic

Ian Culverhouse pictured in September 2012, during his time as assistant manager at Aston Villa. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire - Credit: PA

King's Lynn Town supporters are taking sock this evening after a whirlwind 24 hours for their club, resulting in the appointment of Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse at the Linnets new manager.

Long-serving Lynn boss Gary Setchell was sacked last night following a 0-0 draw at Cambridge City, despite his being on a seven-match unbeaten run.

Five of those games were draws though and with the Linnets 13th and 21 points adrift of the Southern Premier Division play-off places, owner Stephen Cleeve decided to act.

This afternoon it was subsequently announced that Culverhouse was leaving his assistant manager role with National League promotion chasers Dagenham & Redbridge, to take his first managerial role.

A statement on Lynn's official website said: 'King's Lynn Town Football Club are pleased to announce Ian Culverhouse as the club's new, full-time, first-team manager. Ian made almost 300 appearances for Norwich City over a nine-year career and almost 100 appearances for Swindon Town.

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'More recently Ian has been assistant manager at Colchester United, Norwich City and Aston Villa and this season has been carrying out the same role at Dagenham and Redbridge.

'Ian will be introduced to the press tomorrow at The Walks and will take charge of the team for the first time on Saturday when we travel to Hitchin Town.'

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