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Boston United sack their manager and make surprise immediate appointment

Boston United sack their manager Paul Cox and make a surprise immediate appointment in Ian Culverhouse in a hope to rapidly change their form.

The club currently sit bottom of the National League North table, just months after finishing 7th in the standings, and then lost in the playoff final to York City.

It seems they never recovered from that day, struggling to get back to winning ways, losing four of their first seven league games and drew the other three.


Boston United can confirm that they have parted company with first team manager Paul Cox.

Paul leaves the Jakemans Community Stadium after a seven-and-a-half month reign, which peaked with an exciting promotion final appearance in May. Sadly, the current campaign has not got off to the start that we would have hoped, resulting in a seven-match winless run.

Ian Culverhouse has been appointed as the club’s new first team manager.

Ian will assume control at the Jakemans Community Stadium having previously guided King’s Lynn Town to back-to-back promotions in 2019 and 2020.

His last managerial role was with Kettering Town, where he succeeded Paul in January, before resigning in May after guiding the Poppies to the cusp of the play-offs.

The Pilgrims would like to thank Paul and his backroom staff for all their hard work and wish them well for the future.

There will be more coverage of Ian’s appointment as the week progresses towards the new manager’s first match in charge against Alfreton Town on Saturday.

Boston United boss Paul Cox said after defeat to Darlington that he wants players to improve decision making as a wait for a win still goes on.

“It is what it is at the minute,” said Cox. “There are margins and one per cents that are costing us.

“I look back at Scarbrough and the shot that was cleared off the line. We should have been more aggressive and made sure it went in, then we would have gone on to win the game.

“I look back to the Kettering game and missing a penalty at 1-0 up. Someone doesn’t do their job from a restart and they score from the one chance they have.

“We were in control today and then one moment of madness turned the game.

“We have hit the bar at the end, it’s tough to take at the minute.

“We need to build on the one per cents and make better decisions.”

“The red card was the turning point,” added Cox. “We were as in control of a game as I’ve seen all season.

“We had two really good chances to score before the penalty and should have scored.

“Lebrun didn’t really need to go in for the tackle, never mind go in for it as he did.

“It changed the complexion of the game but we should have defended better.

“We have been in control of the game and had it taken away with a moment of madness.

“It was always going to be hard, we knew they would come at us.

“We talked at half-time about stopping crosses coming into the box and it’s a tough one to take. The first half is the best I have seen us all season and we had a really good chance of winning with 11 men.”

Fans had their say as Boston United sack their manager and make a surprise immediate appointment…

@1Graveseh: YESSSSSS

@ash_wood4: Credit to David Newton acting so swiftly, shame it wasn’t 7 months ago but fair play

@LH_9_9_9: Good decision – he had obviously lost the team and the atmosphere at the ground was shocking

@charliebufc: Good luck to Paul. Clearly wasn’t up to it this season but the playoffs were very fun to watch and brought that short feel good about the club and I believe no matter whos squad it was he should be credited for it.

@mrmrskitchen: Always sad to see a sacking and must be thanked for the end of last season. But change had to happen and once again the man hat the top as acted.

@Franketh: No pressure Culverhouse but gotta get us out of this hole

@lornward: Culverhouseeeeeee what an appointment!

@matt_benjy: I couldn’t take anymore of those “fixing the 1%’s”, the whole thing needed fixing

@lornward: More squad overhaul then? In Culverhouse we trust

@jaydon_sargent: At least we don’t have to wait another 28 months to get out the league as part of his 36 month plan

@matt23boss: What a fraud 🤣

@AndyPickwell: Finally! Took long enough.

@JJohnson9193: Culverhouse is GETTING IT on Boxing Day HARD

@BradenPell: Let’s just move on and get behind the new manager, no point moaning about the past, had a good play of run last season now let’s build 🧡🖤

@MRennieRP: In Culverhouse we trust then. Had to happen at some point!

@beady69: Amazing. 5 year plan your having a laugh @

@JoshButlerBUFC: The process to raise the wreck of HMS piss the league has begun.

@MJWS7: Sad to end like that so quickly after the best few weeks following Boston in years

@renny_overton: I’m surprised it’s too this long but pleased to have Culverhouse straight in and ready for Saturday’s game

@jaydon_sargent: Didn’t expect that this early if I’m honest

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