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  May 2014 News
Tuesday 6th
New manager is revealed
Hinckley AFC today announced the appointment of Carl Abbott as first team manager. Carl joins the club from Wolverhampton Casuals, in the West Midlands Premier League at step six of the non league system. He will also bring his assistants Kevin Thompson, Paul Tomlinson, and Tim Clarke to the club.

Carl told the Official website: "Hinckley AFC was a massive opportunity. It came out of the blue. I think we were looking at next season, and it looked likely that we would have another go where we were. I think weíve achieved quite a lot. Weíve got a very, very good side there. Whether that side would break up next season Iím not sure. Then we got the opportunity at Hinckley. itís a massive football club. Hand on heart, itís probably an opportunity that wouldnít have come up if the old club hadnít have fallen on hard times. We want to play our part in taking the club forward again. We understand what the task is at hand and what the expectancy will be, but I just feel that itís the right management team at the right club at the right time."

Carl took charge at Casuals in December 2010, with the 'Cassies' 19th in the table, before he guided the side to a tenth place finish. In the two seasons since taking charge, Casuals have finished third, and fourth.

Spokesman for the Hinckley AFC working group, Russ Abbott, added: "The calibre of candidates was very high. We wanted to make sure that whoever was offered the job would be here for the long term. Carlís enthusiasm and passion shone through during the interview. As soon as he left the room, we knew he was the man we wanted to take the club forward."

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