Forest Inexperienced Rovers have named Southampton’s B staff boss David Horseman as their new head coach.
He takes over from Hannah Dingley, the primary lady to handle an expert males’s staff in England, who has been in interim cost since 5 July.
Final season, Horseman was additionally Saints first-team coach underneath Ruben Selles.
“I’m grateful to Hannah for holding the fort for the membership whereas we went by means of the entire recruitment course of,” mentioned proprietor/chairman Dale Vince.
“Though she didn’t get the highest job this time, it’s undoubtedly been a useful expertise and an enormous step on her profession path.”
Dingley, who has a Uefa Professional Licence and initiated the membership’s women academy which launched in 2021, took cost of the membership’s first pre-season fixture towards non-league Melksham City and a visit to Eire.
She can even oversee this week’s friendlies towards Coventry Metropolis and Everton Below-21s, with Horseman and assistant Louis Carey taking on their roles on Thursday.
Earlier Rovers boss Duncan Ferguson left the membership the day earlier than Dingley was appointed as caretaker, following the staff’s relegation to League Two.
Vince mentioned Horseman had stood out from over 100 candidates to succeed Ferguson.
“We’re delighted to have David be a part of as our head coach, he brings a wealth of expertise and a contemporary method to the sport which matches our personal,” he mentioned.
Horseman loved success final season as Southampton gained the Premier League 2 Division Two title, beating Leeds United Below-21s to prime spot on aim distinction.
“Louis and I’ve been fortunate to be concerned for a very long time in skilled soccer and examine from some elite coaches which we are going to convey some concepts with us,” he mentioned.
“The supporters can sit up for seeing a staff with vitality and aggression and one which they are often pleased with.”
Contract particulars for Horseman and Carey – who’s Bristol Metropolis’s report appearances maker – haven’t been disclosed by the membership.