BREAKING: Ilkeston appoint Manchester City legend Shaun Goater as Holland departs

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Ilkeston FC have appointed Shaun Goater as their new first team manager after Paul Holland stepped down from the role.

A statement on the club’s official website said that after talks between Holland and chairman Nigel Harrop, it was ‘agreed he is to step down as Robins manager with immediate effect.’

Little time was wasted in appointing a replacement, with Bermudan Goater, 46, who was a prolific striker in the English game with the likes of Manchester City and Rotherham United, announced as the new coach.

After his playing career ended, Goater coached North Village Rams in his home country for five years before a short spell as assistant manager of New Mills in the Evo-Stik Division One South last season.

He joins a long line of Bermudans past and present at the New Manor Ground, with several of the current playing squad hailing from the island.

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