King’s Lynn Town Football Club would like announce the appointment of Simon Clark as the new first team manager.
Clark 51 Will be a familiar face to some Linnets supporters as the central defender made 21 appearances for the former club in 2005 before leaving to take over as player/manager for Istmian Premier Division Club Leyton.
Simon spent three years in Singapore as player coach and then player manager for Woodlands Wellington. While in Singapore Clark obtained the Asian Federation A licence as a coach, following up by obtaining the English FA, UEFA A qualification on his return to Europe.
Clark joined Lincoln City in the Centre of Excellence in April 2007 where he spent a year coaching before being appointed Centre of Excellence 9s-16s co-ordinator at Peterborough United. Whilst at the club he went on to coach the Youth team and reserve team as well as being the club's chief scout.
In January 2008, Clark rejoined Lincoln City again as a youth team coach. He later became chief scout and first team coach for the club. On 2 September 2009, Lincoln City's Board of Directors agreed to part company with Manager Peter Jackson and Assistant Manager Iffy Onuora with immediate effect with Clark being placed in temporary charge of the club. His first game in charge saw a 3-0 home victory over Darlington on 5 September 2009 but was followed by three defeats against league leaders Bournemouth, Notts County and Shrewsbury Town. Chris Sutton replaced him as manager on 28 September 2009.
Clark went on to working as a scout and match analyst for his former club Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson at Preston North End.
In May 2010 he was appointed manager of Stamford before departing “The Daniels” for Worksop Town in July 2011 where he was in charge for 2 years.
Simon will be joined in the home dug-out by the returning Sam Gaughran who will be Clark’s assistant manager, Gaughran left the Linnets to join Royston Town back in January, who has now officially retired from playing.