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Former Lincoln City pro Nathan Arnold announced as Newark Town's new first team manager

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Former professional footballer Nathan Arnold has been announced as Newark Town's new manager.

Arnold, who enjoyed a playing career until 2020, most notably for Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Mansfield Town, replaces player-manager Luke Parsons, who left due to personal reasons.

The club described the appointment of Arnold, who has management experience with Melton Town and Bourne Town, as ambitious and exciting.

Gusto Group Chairman Steff Wright and Town's new manager Nathan Arnold (48252568)
Gusto Group Chairman Steff Wright and Town's new manager Nathan Arnold (48252568)

The signing was also supported by Newark-based company Gusto Group.

Chairman Steff Wright said: “I am thrilled to be in a position to help Newark Town FC develop its first team ambitions.

"Having been connected to the club for many years, from sponsoring the team to working alongside past and present individuals and businesses, these are exciting times ahead.

"It’s fantastic to be a part of the journey.

“With the final stages of building work at our home ground at the YMCA Sports Village taking shape, this is the perfect time for our supporters and the local community as a whole to get behind the lads.

“During our ten years as chairman and CEO respectively at Lincoln City FC, I, alongside club secretary, Dave Roberts, will be wholeheartedly supporting Nathan to deliver success for this great club.”

Following this announcement, a spokesperson for Town said: “The club would like to put on record our sincere thanks to Paul Hatherley, senior section chairman, who steps down after three years in the role, for his hard work and commitment to the first team."

Hatherley will continue as a club director and board member.

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