Mark Kennedy has been appointed as head coach at Lincoln City Football Club on a four-year contract.
Following a highly successful playing career, Kennedy has built an outstanding reputation as a progressive, forward-thinking coach through roles at Ipswich Town, Manchester City, Wolves and Birmingham City over the past decade.
Chairman Clive Nates, vice-chairman Jay Wright and senior director David Lowes along with chief executive Liam Scully and director of football Jez George, led the extensive recruitment process for the head coach position working to a clear profile of the person and qualities wanted to take the playing squad forward.
Imps chairman Clive Nates said: “Over the course of many hours of interviews, we have been hugely impressed by Mark’s knowledge, energy, drive and passion. We know that he is a highly respected coach, and in the interview process, he impressed us with his desire to improve and develop players while creating an aggressive, attacking style of play that we believe will be successful in League One and excite our fans at the LNER Stadium.
"We believe that Mark can flourish within our structure and help to create the culture and environment to maximise the potential of our squad.”