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Lansdown explains why Holden right man for the job

Chairman Jon Lansdown has aired his backing behind City’s new Head Coach Dean Holden.

Lansdown described Holden’s appointment as a “fresh start for a new season” adding the former assistant head coach is the “right foot for the football club.”

Lansdown said there were a “variety” of applicants for the first team vacancy but said Holden’s “clear ideas” made him a “well-rounded individual” for the position of head coach ahead of the 2020/21 season.

“Yes, I’m really excited with Dean’s appointment,” Lansdown said. “It’s a fresh start for a new season and with that comes everything ahead of you. Dean has everything he needs to hit the ground running and we can have a really exciting season.

“We had a variety of candidates and everyone was different. Dean has his own strengths and qualities and a strong personality, and he is a strong human in that sense. He has life experience and everything else makes him a well-rounded individual. He has clear ideas of what he wants from the team, from the club and where he wants to take it. It was really compelling and for me, the right fit for the football club.

“We are a collective here and everybody has to rally and get behind him. It’s the same with any change: some people will agree with it and some who don’t but for me, the proof will be in the results and where we go from here.

“He needs every opportunity to do that and there’ll be support from everyone here at the club on his way to achieving that.”

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