Radcliffe appoint experienced EFL player Lee Fowler as their new manager, which has gone down incredibly well with fans.
He was most recently an interim assistant manager at Bradford (Park Avenue), only to be replaced by Marcus Law in September 2019.
? | Radcliffe FC are delighted to announce Lee Fowler as our new First Team Manager!
— Radcliffe FC (@radcliffeboro) February 15, 2020
In a his 19-year playing career, he featured for Coventry, Huddersfield, Burton, Newport, Fleetwood, Doncaster and Crawley whilst also playing for various non league clubs. Fowler is joining the club after successful spells at Ilkeston, Nuneaton Town and Tamworth.
The former Huddersfield man got Ilkeston promoted to Step 4 for the first time in their history with a win percentage of 60%.
Fowler said: “I’m really looking forward to getting down to hard work and hopefully being able to bring some smiles and continuity to the club and then the players too.
“Frank and Jon have done a fantastic for this club, you have to give them real credit. All of a sudden lots of things happened in a short space of time, That changed the dynamics of a club on the playing side meaning now I’m here, I want to try and make things better day by day and more connected.
“My final message to the fans is, let’s applaud what a great job Jon and Frank have done for the club but now we have to move forward. Back the club, the players, myself.
“I will always be approachable before and after games and so will my players and staff. So any questions good or bad come have a pint or a coffee and a chat.
“Let’s get some smiles back on people’s faces, some positivity and a team to be proud of.”
His first game in charge was set to be against Buxton in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, however that was postponed due to Storm Dennis. So now it will be away at Whitby Town on Tuesday.
The club currently sit 16th in the table and 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
As mentioned, fans were pleased as Radcliffe appoint the experienced EFL player as their new manager…
Welcome Lee.. ? pic.twitter.com/TKV5eureZa
— Phil Theecow ? (@ChadSpeedfight2) February 15, 2020
Great appointment, top man, top manager ?❤️
— Ian Deakin (@deakin22) February 15, 2020
Wow!!! What an appointment! Big future for this club now.
— Kyle Perry (@IAmKylePerry) February 15, 2020
— IlkestonTownFcUnofficial (@FcIlkeston) February 15, 2020
Love that big man!! Best of luck, I will have to come across sometime #FatClub
— David Stevenson (@DaveStevenson_) February 15, 2020
Good luck Fowls. You won’t find many with more passion for the game.
— Ben Bruce (@TheRealBenBruce) February 15, 2020
Yes @fatmanfowls Go do your thing mate, great manager and I wish you all the best ❤️⚽️⚽️⚽️
— macca?? (@macca41702996) February 15, 2020
Top bloke. Good luck Fowls
— Justin Palmer (@Justin280373) February 15, 2020
Good luck lee another team to keep an eye on ??
— Neil boyd (@noboydy73) February 15, 2020
It's about time someone had the sense to get you back in the game. Best of luck Lee, you've got this. ??
— Adam Etheridge (@ColdGhetto) February 15, 2020
Congrats fowls you will be a huge success ⚽️⚽️
— Matt Clarke (@matty263) February 15, 2020
All the best Lee. Inspire people and pass on the magic. See you soon pal x
— GARETH EVANS (@gazgazevans) February 15, 2020