Lincoln City have announced the appointment of highly-rated coach Michael Skubala as their new Head Coach.

Mark Kennedy was sacked last month while the Imps sat in 16th, with the club taking their time to find a replacement.

Skubala has more than 20 years of coaching experience, with a number of roles with the FA.

He had previously led England Futsal and was manager for the national teams.

He was part of the coaching team at Leeds United since the start of the 2022/23 season and took charge of three games himself.

He told the club: "It feels great to be here, it has been a really warm welcome and I'm looking forward to getting going.

"I've been here for a couple of games in the past few weeks and I've seen how important the fans are for the young players and how they can push the team.

"I'm really excited to work hard with the players every day, to meet the fans and be part of Lincoln City. I feel something here that I felt when I moved to Leeds, which is how important the supporters can be to the club."

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