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Carl Nolan named as new Coventry Sphinx boss

By Steve Carpenter 24/05 Updated: 24/05 10:29

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NEW Sphinx chairman Danny Cahill has wasted no time in building for the future by hiring Carl Nolan as first team manager for the 2012/13 season.

The former Coventry City youngster makes the move to Sphinx Drive following a successful spell as manager of Coventry Copsewood, where he has been based for the past four years.

He replaces the out-going Danny McSheffrey, Cahill paid a special tribute to the club's former manager and his number two, Lee Knibbs, who both stepped down due to increasing work commitments.

"I'm sure everybody will join me in thanking them both for the great strides they have achieved for the club," said Cahill.

"They both leave for reasons that are fully understandable; they can leave with their heads held high.

"The important thing here is that they will always have Coventry Sphinx FC in their hearts and will be involved in some way or another in the future

"It was vital we got the right man for the job and we have done just that.

"Carl impressed the interview panel and we are confident he will enhance what we are trying to achieve at this football club."

Cahill was announced as the club's new chairman having held a number of different roles over a number of years.

The former CEO admits to having Sphinx blood running through his veins and is relishing the challenges that lay ahead for the Midland Alliance club.

Cahill added: "This is a great club and I see it as a great honour to take on this massive responsibility.

"There are a lot of dedicated people involved up and down the ranks of the club who deserve continued success and I will hopefully enhance an promote the club to a higher level."

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