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John Brough succeeds his own successor at Cirencester Town

Cirencester Town

John Brough has returned to BetVictor Southern Leaguer Cirencester Town to succeed his successor Charlie Griffin.

The former Bishops Cleeve, North Leigh and Lydney Town manager returned a second spell at the The Corinium Stadium on Wednesday, two weeks after the departure of Griffin after three years at the helm.

Brough, who stood down in May 2016 when the club declined promotion for financial reasons from the Southern League’s then Division One South & West Division, will take charge for the first time on Saturday at Slimbridge.

The former defender turned out for a host of Football League and Non-League clubs, including Notts County, Shrewsbury Town Telford United, Hereford United, Cheltenham Town, Aldershot Town, Newport County AFC and Bishop’s Cleeve.

Brough, who was offered the post before Griffin was appointed in September 2016, will take charge for the first time in Southern League Division One South on Saturday at Slimbridge.

Confirming his appointment on Twitter, @CirenTownFC posting: “We are delighted to officially announce that John Brough has accepted the managers role at CTFC.

“The former Cinderford Town, North Leigh and Lydney Town manager will be in the hot seat ready for Saturday’s game at Slimbridge.”

Brough is thought to have beaten three other candidates with Hereford links to the Town job. Before his appointment, Gloucestershirelive.co.uk was reporting this week that Peter Beadle, Darren Jones and Alex Sykes were also in the frame.

Griffin, 40, left by his first managerial post by mutual consent after three years at the helm and the Centurions sitting in 12th spot in the Southern League Division One South table.

A prolific striker during a playing career that took in Swindon Town as well as the likes of Forest Green and Gloucester City, Griffin initially joined Cirencester at the start of the 2015-16 season, ending the campaign as top scorer on 26 goals, pictured.

Image courtesy of @CirenTownFC/Twitter

 

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