SACKED: Tom Crozier. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Coach Crozier steps up to take top job as Pinchbeck United end search for boss

Pinchbeck United appointed Tom Crozier as their new first team manager on Thursday morning.

He succeeds Ian Dunn, who left the club ahead of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season after a lengthy and successful spell in charge.

First team coach Alfie Tate had been in charge of the side since then, but it’s coach Crozier who has been promoted from within to take the top job.

His first game in charge will be at Lutterworth Town on Saturday (3pm), with Pinchbeck without a win this season.

The club said: “Pinchbeck United can finally announce that Tom Crozier will be the new manager of Pinchbeck United.

“Tom, who has been involved with the Knights already this season, will take full charge of the club. All the best Tom.”

Crozier’s appointment was coupled with a spree of new signings.

Burton Albion scholar Rueben Lal, Spalding United youngster Dan Mason, former ON Chenecks man Tommy Orumwense, ex-Rushden and Diamonds under-21 player Kevin Annan, former Mansfield academy talent Kane Auld and former Talna FC (Romania) professional Kennedy Resende have all signed on and could feature tomorrow.

Chairman Gary Coomes said: “Our search for a manager was a long one.

“Tom was already involved here and has the relative experience with UCL clubs (he was involved at Boston Town and Bourne Town) that we wanted.

“The plan was to bring somebody in to work with Tom and (first team coach) Alfie Tate, but for now we’re going with this.

“Everybody that we spoke to wanted to spend more money on players or bring in a new coaching team. We wanted somebody to work with what we already have and Tom can do that.

“We may revisit having another person involved at some point, but Tom will be able to develop the players we have here already.”

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