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Woods named new Grimsby manager


Woods named Grimsby manager

Grimsby Town have named youth-team coach Neil Woods as their new manager following the departure of Mike Newell.

Woods, 43, played more than 200 games for the Mariners and has been overseeing the youth set-up since 2003.

He had been in temporary charge of the club for the past month and saw off the challenge of Russell Slade who was thought to be one of the front-runners.

Previous manager Newell was sacked in October after a poor start to the League Two season.

"I'm delighted but I did take my time to throw my hat into the ring," said Woods.

"I've a lot of affection for the club. I've taken my time and I'm very confident we can turn it around."


Grimsby have failed to win a single match since Newell left, but have secured three draws.

The latest of these was the 0-0 draw with Lincoln City on Saturday.

The next fixture will see Woods lead his side against one of his former clubs Bradford City in League Two on Tuesday.

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