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McEwan replaces Holland at Stags

Paul Holland
Paul Holland had hoped to be appointed on a full-time basis

Billy McEwan has been confirmed as Mansfield Town's new manager following the sacking of Paul Holland, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

Former Rotherham and York boss McEwan, who was linked with the job before, has been given a three-year contract.

Holland, 34, who replaced Dearden in March, is the only Stags player to have won England Under-21 honours while at the club.

He has also been assistant boss and coach during his time at Field Mill.

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A club statement read: "It is with great regret that we announce the departure of Paul Holland as manager of Mansfield Town Football Club with immediate effect.

"We would like to thank Paul for his efforts and wish him every success in the future."

Holland was initially appointed caretaker boss in March and was then given a contract until the end of the season.

But the Stags were already in deep relegation trouble at the foot of League Two and Holland could not stop them slipping out of the Football League after a season of unrest.

McEwan, a former assistant boss at Derby County, was sacked by York last November.


see also
Mansfield takeover deal reached
03 Jul 08 |  Mansfield
Holland named Mansfield manager
25 Mar 08 |  Mansfield
Stags hand Holland temporary role
09 Mar 08 |  Mansfield


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