Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse appointed new boss of King’s Lynn Town after the sacking of Gary Setchell

PUBLISHED: 14:38 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:14 24 February 2017

Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town after seven years at the club's helm. Picture: Simon Moore/Focus Images

Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town after seven years at the club's helm. Picture: Simon Moore/Focus Images

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Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse has been appointed as manager of King’s Lynn Town after the Linnets sacked Gary Setchell.

Culverhouse, who made almost 300 appearances for the Canaries, replaces Setchell who was dismissed on Tuesday night (21).

Setchell, who managed Wisbech Town until 2010, is something of a Walks legend having played for the club and then been at the helm of the Linnets one way or another for seven years. He took charge of his 350th game in October.

However, Lynn find themselves a long way out of the play-off picture in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division and Monday’s goalless draw at lowly Cambridge City proved the final straw.

But given Setchell’s longevity at the club, plenty wanted to pay tribute to the outgoing boss on Twitter – as well as question the initial decision.

Lynn chairman Stephen Cleeve announced the news, saying the decision was “the hardest he had ever had to make” – while laying the blame at the Linnets’ failed promotion push.

Setchell was originally appointed joint-manager alongside Kevin Boon, but was in sole charge by the time he took Lynn out of the United Counties League in 2011-12, and then to the Northern Premier League Division One South championship a year later.

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