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Former King's Lynn boss named the new manager of Boston United in National League North

Former King's Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse is the new manager of Boston United.

Culverhouse – who led the Linnets to back-to-back promotions in 2019 and 2020 – has replaced Paul Cox at the Jakemans Community Stadium with the Pilgrims currently rooted to the bottom of the National League North table.

A statement on the Boston United website a short while ago read: "Boston United can confirm that they have parted company with first team manager Paul Cox.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse. (59124953)
Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse. (59124953)

"Paul leaves the Jakemans Community Stadium after a seven-and-a-half month reign, which peaked with an exciting promotion final appearance in May.

"Sadly, the current campaign has not got off to the start that we would have hoped, resulting in a seven-match winless run.

"Ian Culverhouse has been appointed as the club's new first team manager.

"Ian will assume control at the Jakemans Community Stadium having previously guided King’s Lynn Town to back-to-back promotions in 2019 and 2020.

"His last managerial role was with Kettering Town, where he succeeded Paul in January, before resigning in May after guiding the Poppies to the cusp of the play-offs.

"The Pilgrims would like to thank Paul and his backroom staff for all their hard work and wish them well for the future.

"There will be more coverage of Ian's appointment as the week progresses towards the new manager's first match in charge against Alfreton Town on Saturday."

The 57-year-old former Norwich City player and assistant manager departed The Walks last November after a run of eight league defeats in a row which left the Linnets second from bottom of the National League and struggling for survival.

He was replaced in the dugout by current boss Tommy Widdrington who has guided Lynn to the top of the National League North standings after seven matches.

Culverhouse's appointment in Lincolnshire adds extra spice to the derby clashes between the two sides over the festive period.

The Linnets travel to the Jakemans Community Stadium on Boxing Day before hosting the Pilgrims at The Walks on New Year's Day.

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