Jockeys chairman becomes manager

NEWMARKET Town chairman Kevin Grainger has appointed himself manager of the club.

Stuart Watson

Football: Newmarket Town chairman Kevin Grainger has appointed himself manager of the club.

Karl Johnson ended his two-year tenure with the Suffolk club following Saturday's 2-1 victory over St Neots Town in the FA Vase.

He led the Jockeys to the Ridgeons League Division One title last season and took nine points from eight Premier League matches this season.


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However, he then walked away from the club stating that he felt he had taken the team as far as he could and would be unable to improve the side without greater investment in the squad.

As a result, Grainger, who has helped run the first team in the past, has taken over as manager. Colin Vowden will continue as assistant manager, while John Olive has taken over as a chairman.

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