Godmanchester Rovers turn to Cambridge as they make Adie their new manager
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Godmanchester Rovers have announced the appointment of Adie Cambridge as their new first-team manager.
Cambridge, who enjoyed a fine non-league playing career spanning two decades, replaces Matt Clements at the helm of the back-to-back Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division runners-up.
The 41 year-old starred for Histon, Cambridge City and Royston Town during his playing days and has spent the last couple of seasons managing the latter club’s reserve side.
He guided the Royston second string to Suburban Premier Division title glory last term while bringing a number of youth players into senior football - qualities which impressed Rovers chiefs.
Chairman Karly Hurst said: “I have known Adie for a number of years having played against him when we were younger, and I have watched closely his success in his career as a manager.
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“We received some excellent applications for the job, but Adie’s approach, experience and drive to take us to the next level were key factors in his appointment.”
Cambridge is set to meet the Rovers playing squad for the first time tomorrow night (Friday). Several of their players have been linked with moves to higher-level clubs this summer, but full-back Jonny Hall is the only confirmed depature to date.
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Cambridge said: “I am really looking forward to working with the players and staff to build on the success and progress that has already begun.
“I have had two fantastic years managing Royston Town Reserves and would like to go on record in thanking the board, staff and players in giving me the opportunity to begin my managerial career there.
“I have made many friends both on and off the field and will be forever grateful to them, but this is a new start for me and one that I am very keen to get on with.”
Rovers announced a second managerial appointment on the same day when appointing Matt Mee as boss of their Under 18 side who play in the midweek Thurlow Nunn Youth League.