He’s a hungry and highly ambitious young manager and we have all been very impressed with him and his record so far.
We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running because we have 10 very important games left this season. But we also wanted somebody who would take us forward into the future and prioritise youth development and the club’s role in the community.
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