Lincoln Ladies to search for new boss following Boanas withdrawal

Lincoln Ladies will not be appointing Keith Boanas as expected. Instead the club will be appointing a new first team manager over the next few days.


Lincoln Ladies finished fifth in the league last season and are looking to improve on that in the upcoming season. Photo: Ryan Cullen (via Flickr)

After the departure of Glen Harris from the first team role, Boanas was selected as the man to take the Lady Imps forward into the 2013 Women’s Super League season.

However, just two months after his appointment, Boanas has decided not to undertake the position and instead stay in his role at the Estonian Football Association.

Lincoln Ladies Chief Executive Luke Negus-Hill said: “Whilst we had lengthy discussions with Keith, nothing was set in stone and it came to light that his Estonia role was going to be difficult to leave.”

Lincoln Ladies have announced though that they have “since made an approach to a new manager and are delighted with the appointment we will be making. The new manager is having to work notice and plan an exit route from their current employers and as a result will be announced in due course”.

Negus-Hill added: “We have acted quickly and discussions with our new appointment have gone extremely well and I look forward to working with them in the very near future”

Lincoln Ladies fan Tom Johnstone said on Facebook: “Very disappointing as Keith has a lot of experience in the women’s game and a number of contacts throughout Europe. Hopefully an appointment will be made quickly as the squad needs strengthening.”

This announcement comes just a week after the Lady Imp’s struck a deal to play their 2013 fixtures at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln City Football Club CEO Steve Prescott said: “I am absolutely delighted that Lincoln City Football Club will host all of Lincoln Ladies’ fixtures during 2013. This is a very exciting development for both clubs, and for the city of Lincoln, as Sincil Bank will prove to be a fitting venue for the FA Women’s Super League.

He continued: “Following several months of negotiations, I am really pleased that an agreement has finally been reached with the FA and Lincoln Ladies FC. This will not only generate valuable income for Lincoln City Football Club but will also enable us to produce and maintain a high quality playing surface that will withstand the rigours of both team’s seasons.”

Negus-Hill said: “We are delighted to have agreed a deal with Lincoln City to play our full season at Sincil Bank in the forthcoming FAWSL season. Their facility is top class and gives us one of the best venues in the league.

“We are confident playing at Sincil Bank will not only aid us in our campaign but also see an increase in the number of supporters attending our games.”

The Lincoln Ladies’ 2013 fixture list is scheduled for release shortly.

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