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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 November 2006, 09:25 GMT
Grays appoint King as new manager
Andy King
King has previous managerial experience with Swindon and Mansfield
Grays Athletic have appointed former Mansfield and Swindon boss Andy King as their new manager.

King replaces chairman Mike Woodward, who had taken over the manager's role after sacking Frank Gray last month.

But business and personal reasons means Woodward has relinquished the role and will focus on his duties as chairman.

King, 50, whose playing career included spells with Everton, QPR, Luton and West Brom, had been working as a scout since leaving Swindon last year.

King told BBC Essex: "I'm made up. To have a position at any club in football is a good job.

"Mick called me and asked if I would be interested again because I wanted the job in the summer when Frank Gray was appointed.

"I think this is an ambitious club and we can put this season back on track."

Woodward told BBC Essex: "I've enjoyed my short time in charge but at the end of the day I don't have the sort of contacts needed to bring quality players to the club.

"Andy was my second choice when Frank Gray was appointed so when Frank left Andy was in my thoughts. He has great experience, is a real character and is already working on bringing news players to Grays Athletic."

606 DEBATE: Is King the right man for the job?

SEE ALSO
King and Swindon reach settlement
28 Apr 06 |  Swindon Town
King parts company with Swindon
26 Sep 05 |  Swindon Town


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