Notts County: Chris Kiwomya named permanent Magpies boss

Chris Kiwomya

League One side Notts County have appointed Chris Kiwomya as their permanent manager on a three-year deal.

The 43-year-old joined Notts as development squad manager in February 2012 and was made caretaker boss after last month's

Chairman Ray Trew said: "Chris has showed in the short time that he has been in charge of the first team that he has a great passion for the game.

"He communicates extremely well with the board, sharing our vision."

Notts County chief executive Jim Rodwell told BBC Radio Nottingham earlier this week that Kiwomya was in

The former Ipswich, Arsenal and QPR striker had already been confirmed as being in the job

Kiwomya has won three, drawn six and lost two of his 11 games in charge and the Magpies are seven points adrift of the play-offs with six games remaining.

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Kiwomya building for new season

"Anyone who has been fortunate enough to speak to him in person will have seen his enthusiasm for every detail of every performance," added Trew.

"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, home-grown talent from our successful youth set-up.

"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. We have said to him that the team is his to mould as he sees fit and to prepare for the new season.

"That may mean a change of personnel over the summer, but 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 as a club."

As part of his planning for the new role, Kiwomya will make additions to his backroom team in due course.