St Neots Town appoint Iain Parr as Dennis Greene’s full-time successor

ST Neots Town have announced Dennis Greene’s successor: he is Iain Parr, the man they called on to cover as ‘interim’ boss while they thumbed through the applications.

Parr has been taking the newly promoted Southern League Premier Division club’s pre-season training sessions since former boss Greene sensationally quit two weeks ago.

Now the Peterborough United under-14s coach has been given the green light to take the club forward, following two successive promotions under the previous man.

It is a quick appointment after the chairman Mike Kearns accepted Greene’s resignation, despite the former boss publicly regretting the move.

Kearns told St Neots’ website: “Iain came to the club to watch the team on a regular basis last season and is familiar with the style of football our club plays. He is well aware of the quality of our playing staff.

“Continuity is the key to continued and future success and in Iain we believe that we have the right man in place to take the whole club onwards and upwards and help us achieve our ambitions on and off of the pitch.”

St Neots confirmed last week they received 72 applications for the vacant manager’s role. But it was Kearns himself who encouraged Parr to apply.

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Parr had already spent a short time as acting manager of the club some years ago – following a playing career with the Saints and prior to his role at Posh where he has gained his UEFA B and A coaching badges.

“Iain was part of the Peterborough United coaching staff and, after speaking to them at length, they gave him such a glowing report, that we invited Iain to apply for the position,” said a statement on the club’s website.

Meanwhile, former boss Greene has been helping out as caretaker coach at Blue Square Bet North side Histon, who lost their manager David Livermore late last month when he joined the coaching staff of League One side Millwall.

It is quite possible that, after getting St Neots to the Premier Division of the Southern League, Greene will begin next season as the new manager of a team in the division above. Watch this space.

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