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Kerslake: It's an opportunity that I couldn't miss

27 September 2019

City’s new assistant manager David Kerslake is looking forward to a progressive and positive few years with The Imps after joining the club today.

The 53-year-old former Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic assistant linked up with Michael Appleton ahead of the game against Blackpool this evening.

David has recently held the position of Academy head of coaching at The Hawthorns before making the switch to Sincil Bank and he said the lure of The Imps and getting back involved in the Football League was something he wasn’t going to let slip.

Although he was a colleague of City boss Michael Appleton with The Baggies recently, he has been a long term admirer of the Imps manager.

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“I started many years ago in the academy at Tottenham and got involved in first team football at various levels, as much as the development side of the game is really interesting to me it’s the gut wrenching feeling and hearing the crowd and the excitement of it all, is something I’ve really missed.

"It’s hard to keep away, and it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t miss.” David said.

“I’ve known the gaffer a few years now, I always admired the way his teams have played and Lincoln have had a lot of success in the last few years and are a very progressive club.

"I believe the gaffer coming here we can hopefully take it on further.  It may take a short while, but certainly in the next 2-3 years we’re looking to progress.”

Kerslake's first game in the home dugout at Sincil Bank will be Tuesday's clash against Manchester Under-21s. Click HERE to purchase tickets.


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