King’s Lynn Town have announced the appointment of Simon Clark as the new first team manager.
Clark 51, will be a familiar face to some Linnets supporters as the central defender made 21 appearances for the club in 2005. He spent three years in Singapore as a player/coach and then player/manager for Woodlands Wellington. While in Singapore, Clark obtained the Asian Federation A licence as a coach, following up by obtaining the UEFA A qualification on his return to Europe.
Clark joined Lincoln City in the Centre of Excellence in April 2007, where he spent a year coaching, before being appointed Centre of Excellence 9s-16s co-ordinator at Peterborough United. He went on to coach the youth team and reserve team, as well as being the club’s chief scout.
In January 2008, Clark rejoined Lincoln City, again as a youth team coach. He later became chief scout and first team coach for the club. On 2 September 2009, Lincoln City’s Board of Directors agreed to part company with Manager Peter Jackson and Assistant Manager Iffy Onuora with immediate effect, with Clark being placed in temporary charge of the club.
He went on to work as a scout and match analyst for his former Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson at Preston North End. In May 2010 he was appointed manager of Stamford, departing The Daniels for Worksop Town in July 2011, where he was in charge for two years.
Clark will be joined in the home dugout by the returning Sam Gaughran, who will be Clark’s assistant manager. Gaughran left the Linnets to join Royston Town back in January and has now officially retired from playing.