Coalville Town name new manager as chairman says it is 'a fresh chapter' for the club

By Coalville Nub News Reporter

11th Feb 2024 | Local News

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Coalville Town have named former Birmingham City Academy coach Ian King as their new manager.

King replaces Adam Stevens who left the Ravens last week and joins from neighbours Barwell FC.

Also joining King as No2 is ex-Coventry City defender Brian Borrows.

Coalville chairman Glyn Rennocks told the Ravens' official website: "It's great to have Ian on board in what is a new chapter for the club. 

"Despite not advertising, we were inundated with applicants from all levels of the non-league pyramid, but we think Ian is the perfect fit for us. 

"He has done a great job down the road at Barwell and now knows the level well. 

"His passion and enthusiasm to take over at Coalville Town shone through during his interview, as well as his tactical insight and opponent analysis. 

"It's been a tough week departing with a manager who was with us for so long, but all we can do now is look forward and give Ian our backing from the stands. 

"We have 15 league games left to try and improve on our current position of 13th before re-building in the summer."

A statement issued by the club today (Sunday), says King started his coaching career in the Birmingham City Academy, managing one of Coalville's current players Ben Hart at the time. 

He then had spells on the coaching teams of Leamington, Worcester City and Bromsgrove Sporting, while also managing Daventry Town and Barwell FC.

Holding a UEFA A License and Diploma in Football Management, King led Barwell to their highest-ever league finish of eighth last year on limited resources. 

The Canaries also sit above Coalville in the league table this season, following a win away at Leiston on Saturday, as King signed off with three points.

Joining him will be Borrows, an ex-professional who made over 400 appearances for Coventry. 

He is a well respected coach and also holds his own UEFA A License.

Both work together in their day jobs at the PFA.

The new pairing will join first team player/coach Steve Towers in the dugout on Tuesday at Bishop's Stortford before taking their first training session on Thursday night. 

Their first proper game in charge will be against Hitchin Town at home on Saturday.

     

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