One of Chesterfield’s FA Cup heroes gets permanent joint-manager job at Long Eaton United

Former Spireite Paul Holland has been named permanent joint-manager of Long Eaton United.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 1:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 2:48 pm
Chesterfield v Gillingham Paul Holland celebrates after scoring

Holland and ex Rotherham midfielder Andy Todd took over as caretaker managers at Long Eaton in December.

The duo have lifted the side from fourth-bottom to ninth in the Total Motion MFL Premier, by taking 30 points from a possible 39.

Holland, also the club’s academy manager, made 114 league appearances for Chesterfield and played in the 1997 FA Cup semi-final.

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He said: “Toddy and I are delighted to be taking the wheel at such an exciting time for the club.

“As well as the excellent group of experienced players in the squad we have a significant number of exciting young players ready to progress from our Academy and CFC (Community) set up.”

Since retiring Holland has been manager of both Mansfield Town and Ilkeston.