18th Jan, 2018

Coventry Sphinx name former youth coach Stuart Dutton as new manager

Steve Carpenter 16th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STUART Dutton has been named as the man to take Sphinx forward into the 2016/17 season after taking over the reigns from Robbie Banks.

Banks resigned as manager at the end of a disappointing season for Sphinx that saw them finish fourth from bottom in the Midland Premier Division having won just 12 league matches all season out of 42.

Sphinx have acted quickly to bring in Dutton who is no stranger to the club having won the double with the youth side back in 2015 when he was assisted by another former Sphinx boss Luke Hopkins.

He was co-manager at Copsewood last season where lifted the Birmingham Floodlit Challenge Cup alongside Darren Dickson and Sphinx chairman Dannie Cahill was impressed with Dutton’s passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the game.

He said: “We wanted to appoint someone who was local to the area, had good connections and a desire to succeed.

“We arranged a quick meeting and Dutton’s name was the first to come up so rather than advertise we arranged to meet.

“His passion for the game and the club was second to none. He has great ideas on how we can push forward his contacts are immense, he knows what the club is all about having been here before. We feel we have made the right decision and look forward to an exciting season ahead.”

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