Chris Kiwomya has been appointed as the permanent manager of Notts County.
The former Ipswich Town striker was named as caretaker manager following the departure of Keith Curle last month, having originally joined the League One outfit as development squad manager in February 2012. Of the 11 games he has had in charge, the Magpies have won three, drawn six and lost just two, leaving them seven points off the playoffs with six games remaining.
Kiwomya, who also played for Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers and the England Under-21 international side during a 15-year playing career, has now been handed a three-year contract at Meadow Lane. And chairman Ray Trew has revealed that there are no immediate expectations of the 43-year-old, with his appointment part of a long-term project.
“When making this appointment we were looking for someone who could realise our long-term vision for the club, someone that we could work with to bring progressive success alongside the development of young, homegrown talent from our successful youth setup,” said Trew.
“Chris is well respected throughout the football community for his ability to develop players, as well as spotting raw talent in youngsters, something that we are confident will help foster stronger working relationships with clubs, particularly at a higher level.
“We are not putting any immediate demands or expectations on Chris. Everything will be done with a view towards building for the future, we are not demanding instant results, we see this as the start of a project, one that we are asking our supporters to get behind as we look to grow together.”