Daventry appoint ex-international Mark Kinsella as boss

Mark Kinsella

Kinsella played at the 2002 World Cup for the Republic of Ireland

Daventry Town have made former Republic of Ireland international Mark Kinsella their new manager.

The 38-year-old made over 200 appearances for Charlton Athletic and his most recent role was as first team coach at the Addicks.

Former Daventry manager Ady Fuller has resigned and left the club.

Fuller told BBC Radio Northampton: "I was asked to be number two behind Mark but I said it wasn't the best thing for me. Obviously I am very disappointed."

Kinsella lost his job at The Valley in January after Phil Parkinson was sacked as manager. He counts Colchester United, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall and Lewes amongst his other former clubs.

He played for the Republic of Ireland at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, reaching the second round.

Fuller had led Daventry into the Southern Premier League as champions of the United Counties League in 2009/10.

With the network of people Mark Kinsella knows, it'll bring more to the football club

Ady Fuller

They came close to winning back-to-back titles last season, but were docked six points for fielding an ineligible player and after finishing third, lost in the play-off final 2-0 to Hitchin Town.

"I agree it's for the best financially, and with the network of people Mark knows, it'll bring more to the football club," said Fuller.

"[Chairman] Iain Humphrey has put a lot of money into the club, he believes it's the way forward and although he was desperate for me to stay on, I decided to resign."