Oxford City have appointed David Oldfield as their new manager.

The former Manchester City, Luton Town and Leicester City midfielder takes over with the side 12th in the Vanarama National League South, nine points off the play-offs and seven above the relegation zone. Oldfield, 51, was manager of Brackley Town over a decade ago, and has had coaching roles at West Bromwich Albion, MK Dons, Stevenage, as well as being assistant manager at Peterborough United, Burton Albion and Queens Park Rangers.

Since Mark Jones’ departure as manager in October, Andy Ballard has held the fort. Ballard will now be Oldfield’s assistant, with Ross Jenkins first-team coach and Alan Foster as goalkeeping coach. Oldfield previously played for Oxford United and led the club as caretaker boss in 2005.

Oldfield told Oxford City’s website: “I am very pleased to be joining Oxford City and look forward to working with the players and staff at the club, both on and off the pitch. The club is looking to build on the strong foundations that are already in place, with continued progression on the pitch and further growth of the vital community links around the city.

“I know the passion of Oxford City supporters and very much hope to bring more success to achieve all of our collective ambitions.”

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