Lincoln City appoint former Braintree boss Danny Cowley as manager

Former Braintree Town boss Danny Cowley has been unveiled as the new manager of Lincoln City FC.

Cowley, 36, led part-time Braintree to the Conference playoffs this season, before they lost in the semi-finals to Grimsby Town.

He subsequently resigned from his job at Braintree to take up the post at Lincoln.

A PE teacher, Cowley enjoyed three promotions with Concord Rangers, based on Canvey Island, taking them from the Essex Senior League to the Conference South in his eight-year spell.

In his first season in the Conference, Cowley was the mastermind behind unfancied Braintree’s third-place finish, above many full-time and former Football League clubs including Lincoln.

However, this will be his first full-time role in the dugout.

Cowley, who was unveiled as the Imps’ new boss at a fans’ forum on Friday, May 13, will be joined at Sincil Bank by his brother Nicky, who was also his assistant at Braintree and Concord Rangers.

The pair will succeed Chris Moyses, who enjoyed an 18-month spell in charge of the Imps, leading them to a 13th place finish this season.

Chairman Bob Dorrian said: “We are absolutely delighted that Danny and Nicky have agreed to become our new management team.

“They are archetypal of the forward thinking, energetic and ambitious young managers we sought to attract from the outset and I sincerely believe they will be successful here at Lincoln City Football Club for a long time to come.”