Jimmy Dack: Crawley appoint ex-Newport coach as assistant boss

Jimmy Dack
Jimmy Dack played non-league football for nine different clubs, including two spells at Crawley

Crawley Town have appointed former midfielder Jimmy Dack as their new assistant manager.

The 43-year-old joins the Reds, who were relegated from League One last season, after leaving Newport County.

Dack spent over three years with the Exiles as assistant manager and took over as caretaker boss in February when Justin Edinburgh left the Welsh side.

But he turned down a permanent deal for the manager's job at Rodney Parade and will now work alongside Mark Yates.

Former Cheltenham boss Yates was appointed Crawley manager last month on a two-year deal.

Dack had two spells as a player with the West Sussex club, in 1993-94 and 2001-02, scoring 16 goals in 93 appearances for the Reds.

"It's amazing to think that 20 years after I played for the club I am back at Crawley Town as Mark's assistant," he told the club website.external-link

"The club's rise into the Football League has been amazing and one I have followed closely and it is now great to be part of Crawley Town again in this role."

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