City of Liverpool FC have announced that Craig Robinson has been appointed player-manager of the club with immediate effect.
The club say that Robinson brings with him ‘a wealth of experience throughout the Non-League pyramid and the respect of everyone at the club; from the Tea Ladies to the Players, to the Supporters to the Volunteers and Directors.’
On his appointment, Robinson said: “I wasn’t looking for a role in management at present as I still feel I have got at least 1 good season left in me on the pitch, but once I got approached I spoke to the squad and they have given me total support and along with the support of the Directors, I felt it was too good an opportunity to turn down.
“I’m honoured to be given the chance to manage this great club in my home City with so much potential and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the job and doing my best.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Chairman Paul Manning said: “We always wanted continuity and having spoke to the playing squad at training on Monday it was clear that they wanted continuity as well at this crucial time of the season.
“We have been inundated with enquiries and applications from all across the football spectrum over the last couple of days and we are grateful to everybody who has contacted the club.
“Craig is a good lad and very humble, but we have seen his will to win on the pitch and the respect that he commands in football and we know that he has the total support of the playing squad, so we are very confident that we have made the right choice.”
Robinson will be appointing his backroom team shortly.