Unwin’s leaving Lilies for Canaries

Chatteris town players h/s'Jimmy Unwin
Chatteris town players h/s'Jimmy Unwin

CHATTERIS Town manager Jimmy Unwin has quit to take a full-time position with newly promoted Premier League club Norwich City.

Unwin has been working part-time for the Norwich club for over a year now and is to become the education and welfare officer working with the club’s academy players.

Unwin said: “It is disappointing to leave Chatteris but at the same time it is a very good opportunity for me to work with a Premier Division club.”

He was in his second spell as manager at Chatteris and took them to the Senior A title last season and was looking for promotion to the Ridgeons League which may still happen this season.

He added: “I have enjoyed the last two seasons much more in Cambs League than the previous spell when the club played in the Peterborough League.

“I think I leave the team in very good shape. Young players like Aidan Hollis and Jack Saunders have now had a year’s experience in the first team and it is a young squad that can only get better.

“My aim was to get the club in the Ridgeons League and if the FA give the go ahead that could still happen. I will remain on the club’s committee helping behind the scenes.”

Leigh Matthews, who has taken the reserve team to successive promotions, could be in line to take over from Unwin but nothing has been decided as yet.