St Albans City turn to former Arsenal man to lead them to Vanarama National League South survival

PUBLISHED: 15:59 12 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:11 12 February 2016

Ian Allinson has been appointed as new St Albans City manager. Picture: Borehamwood FC

Ian Allinson has been appointed as new St Albans City manager. Picture: Borehamwood FC

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Struggling St Albans City have appointed Ian Allinson as their new first-team manager.

Allinson leaves his post as director of football at Vanarama National League side Boreham Wood to take the reins at Clarence Park.

The former Arsenal player, who replaces Harry Wheeler, has a wealth of managerial experience having led The Wood to National League promotion in the 2014/15 season.

Wheeler will remain in the first-team set-up, taking up a role as coach.

Allinson will be in charge for tomorrow’s (Saturday) home National League South encounter with mid-table Concord Rangers.

City are currently five points adrift of safety with 15 games remaining this campaign.

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