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Dutton Out – Knibbs In At Coventry Sphinx

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Coventry Sphinx have announced that manager Stuart Dutton and his assistant Scott Furlong have both left the Midland League Premier Division club with immediate effect.

All parties have agreed it was the right thing to do for the benefit of the football club.

Club chairman, Dannie Cahill said: “Both Stuart and Scott have worked tirelessly in the last couple of seasons for which we are all truly grateful but with recent poor results we all decided that it was time for a change. Great credit must go to them both for putting the club first and we wish them both every success in whatever they decide to do in the future.”

The club moved quickly to secure the services of their new manager.

Lee Knibbs returns to the club having already served time as the assistant to Danny McSheffery back in 2012.

Knibbs will take up all first-team matters immediately and is now focused on today’s home game against South Normanton Athletic.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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