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Cowes Appoint Former England Star As Manager

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Cowes Sports avoided the drop from the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier Division with a final day victory over Amesbury Town.

Jordan Browne’s second half goal sealed a 1-0 win and the vital three points they needed to stay up.

The win was even more crucial, as a draw or loss would have seen Cowes relegated after Fawley beat Brockenhurst 2-1.

Now Cowes have announced their new manager as former Aston Villa and England player Steve Hunt, who will take charge next season.

Hunt, 60, who runs a coaching business on the island, had two spells with Villa and also spent two years with West Brom as well as several seasons with the New York Cosmos.

He retired from playing due to knee injury and went on to manage and coach Willenhall Town, Hinckley United and VS Rugby.

His coaching spells has seen him spent time with Port Vale`s youth team and reserves, Leicester City`s youth team and later director of the Foxes School of Excellence.

He left Leicester in 1993 and later moved to the Isle of Wight.

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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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