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Chris Holloway replaces Paul Cudby as ladies manager

By Steve Carpenter Tuesday 06 November 2012 Updated: 08/11 09:57

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CHRIS Holloway has been announced as the man to lead Coventry City Ladies into a new chapter following the recent departure of Paul Cudby.

The club's board received a high number of applicants for the role which was vacated by Cudby at the beginning of November because of personal and work issues.

There were three outstanding candidates who identified and interviewed throughout a considered hiring process last week and Holloway, who was a coach at the club last season, came out on top after impressing chairman Bill Newnes.

Mr Newnes said: "Chris brings with him a wealth of experience and has all the credentials to lead the team and maintain our position in the National Premiership, which is our first priority for this season."

The club's director of football Tom Stack, who was also involved with the interview process, added: "I would like to welcome back our new manager Chris Holloway.

"I know he will work very hard to build on all that has been achieved over the last few years."

Holloway met the players before Sunday's 2-0 victory over Derby County Ladies in the League Cup and his first game in charge will be tomorrow's Premier League clash at home to Cardiff City Ladies at the Bedworth Oval.

Holloway will have been pleased with what he saw as City ladies booked their place in the second round of the League Cup after recording a comfortable win over Derby.

Scott Riddell temporarily took over first team affairs and tasted victory at the Bedworth Oval thanks to goals from Helen Dermody and Emily Simpkins which put the Sky Blues top of Group 3 and into the knock-out stage of the competition.

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