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Cambridge reappoint Ling as boss

Martin Ling
Ling first became Cambridge manager on 27 July

Cambridge United have reappointed former Leyton Orient boss Martin Ling as their manager on a three-year deal.

Ling, 43, originally moved to the Abbey Stadium as Gary Brabin's successor in July, but quit just nine days later.

He cited "irreconcilable differences" with chairman George Rolls but Rolls has since resigned from his position.

"I wouldn't have come back with the situation as it was previously, but I spent time talking with the board," Ling told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I made a decision last time which proved to be wrong, so I didn't want to do the same thing again.

"I feel this is right both for Cambridge United and myself," he added.

On Tuesday former U's chairman Rolls claimed he intended to appoint Ebbsfleet boss Liam Daish as Brabin's replacement but the deal fell through at the last minute over compensation for the Kent club.

Ling initially signed a three-year deal with Cambridge to replace Brabin who was sacked because of disagreements over the playing budget.

Brabin later claimed he departed the Abbey Stadium because of a personality clash with Rolls.

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