Horlock returns as Needham Market shake-up continues

Bressingham, Norfolk. Diss FC U13's training with Kevin Horlock ex Manchester City player ENGANL00220110719141856
Bressingham, Norfolk. Diss FC U13's training with Kevin Horlock ex Manchester City player ENGANL00220110719141856

Needham Market have announced the return of Kevin Horlock to Bloomfields as the club continue to shake-up their off-the-field set up.

Last week the Marketmen told club captain and academy boss Kem Izzet and reserves player/manager and second-site academy manager Karl Duguid that they no longer had a future at the club as part of a staff overhaul.

As a result, last season’s first team coach Steve Foley has replaced Izzet and taken up the role as academy head coach and will be joined by Arron Hall, who will combine academy coaching with his role at the Ipswich Town Academy.

Those moves left a hole in the first team management set-up which will now see Horlock move into the role of assistant manager.

The Northern Irishman was integral part in the setting up the club’s academy and has had a successful career as a professional player and coach.

He will combine this role with being the Under-18s coach at Colchester United and Under-21s coach with the Northern Ireland squad.

He will also be joined by Tom Rothery as a new head coach. Rothery brings a wealth of experience as a UEFA ‘B’ level coach and was previously involved with Brightlingsea Regent.