Former Norwich City and Aston Villa assistant manager Ian Culverhouse has been announced as Grantham Town’s new first-team manager with immediate effect.

Photo: King’s Lynn Town FC

Culverhouse, 53, met with the board earlier this week and outlined his plans and vision for the club’s future, one which mirrored those of the board. Having made the five-man shortlist from 17 applicants for the position the former Football League defender, who made over 500 appearances, was duly offered the position after a short consultation between the six members of the panel in attendance.

Culverhouse’s first managerial job was at Southern Premier League side King’s Lynn Town. His first full year in the job at The Walks saw the Linnets clock-up 100 points as they finished runners-up to Hereford FC, before losing the play-off final at home to Slough Town 2-1.

Following the appointment of Culverhouse, Chairman Roger Booth had this to say: “I’m delighted Ian has agreed to become our manager. We hope he can build on the momentum the club has, things are happening in all areas of the club and everyone associated with it has every right to be positive about the club’s future.

“I would like to thank all the other applicants for the position. We really did have a high calibre of managers apply for the position, which made the task for the board that little more difficult, but in Ian I feel we have made the right choice for the club’s future.”

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