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Manager update: Stephen Crainey to return to Under-23s role

4 May 2022

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Fleetwood Town can confirm Stephen Crainey will return to his role with the club's Under-23s following a spell as First Team Head Coach.

Crainey took charge of the side in December following the departure of Simon Grayson picking-up 26 points during his 29 game stint at the helm.And after securing Sky Bet League One status at the weekend, Town can confirm the 40-year-old will return to the Under-23s set-up to continue the work he’s done developing players at the club.Town chairman Andy Pilley said: “We’d like to thank Stephen for guiding the club to safety and the commitment he’s shown to the cause since taking charge of the first team. The development of players is hugely important to the club, and that’s something we want Stephen to continue with his role in the Under-23s.”The club will now begin their recruitment process for a full-time first team manager, and Pilley says he will take his time to find the right manager.“This isn’t something we are going to rush,” he explained.“We intend to take our time to ensure we find the right person to take the club forward and over see what will be a hugely important summer for Fleetwood Town. We have now started the managerial recruitment process”

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