King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse praises work of predecessor Gary Setchell

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King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse has praised the job done by Gary Setchell during his tenure at The Walks.

Despite the Linnets currently enjoying an eight-match unbeaten run, the 41-year-old hometown boss was sacked on Tuesday night after seven years at the helm.

And less than 24 hours after replacing Setchell in the dugout, Culverhouse revealed that he has nothing but admiration for his predecessor.

Lynn’s newly-installed chief said: “The club has got momentum. Gary (Setchell) will be the first to admit that the club has drawn too many games this season, but you have to give him full credit for everything that he has done here.

“I don’t think he’ll be out of the game long. If you’ve been at a football club for six years, like Gary was, you must be doing something right.

“Looking at his history, he achieved good things at this football club and has put it on a really good level.

“Now its up to me to follow up his good work and help take the club forward again.”

Culverhouse admitted that he is quite keen to build bridges with his former club Norwich City if it helps him succeed at The Walks.

“There’s a few different faces there but I’ve still got a few friends there I know really well and I could be on the phone shortly,” quipped Culverhouse who played 369 times for the Canaries.

His love affair at Carrow Road didn’t end there after enjoying success as Paul Lambert’s assistant between 2009 and 2012.

He followed Lambert through the exit door for Aston Villa but it ended prematurely in April 2014.

Culverhouse spoke fondly of his relationship with Lambert, saying: “Working with Paul for nine years as I did, it was very sour how it ended. I can’t go in to that unfortunately.

“It’s one of those things when you look back, what a journey it was, we worked well together.

“What came out of Villa wasn’t nice so now is a chance to put things right.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to actually show people what I can do and I’m grateful for Stephen (Cleeve) for giving me that opportunity.”