King’s Lynn Town have appointed Simon Clark as their new manager.
The Linnets missed out on promotion from the Southern League after losing the play-off final to Slough Town.
Manager Ian Culverhouse already revealed he would be leaving the club at the end of the season and chairman Stephen Cleeve has wasted little time in finding a replacement.
Clark, 51, will be a firmiliar face to some Linnets supporters as the central defender made 21 appearances for the former club in 2005.
He spent three years in Singapore as 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 English FA, UEFA A qualification on his return.
Clark joined Lincoln City in the Centre of Excellence in April 2007 where he spent a year coaching before being appointed Centre of Excellence under-9s to 16s coordinator at Peterborough United. While at the club 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. The following September, Clark was placed in temporary charge of the first team.
Clark went on to work as a scout and match analyst for his former club Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson at Preston North End.
In May 2010 he was appointed manager of Stamford before departing for Worksop Town in July 2011 where he was in charge for two years.
Sam Gaughran will be Clark’s assistant manager.
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