• Was a youth player at the club and knows the place inside out
  • Also coached in the County Academy in his formative days
  • Leaves post as Cardiff City first team coach to become a gaffer in his own right

HOMECOMING...James Rowberry knows the fabric of Newport County twitter.com

JAMES ROWBERRY was a youth player at Newport County and then an Academy coach. Yesterday, he walked back into Rodney Parade as The Gaffer.

The English League Two club have swooped to land the highly regarded 36-year-old Sport Careers Agency client as their new manager.

Rowberry has enhanced his growing reputation in his role as first team coach at Championship side Cardiff City under the vastly experienced Mick McCarthy.

Now he gets the chance to put his own stamp as a boss on a club he knows inside out.

A statement on the Newport club website said: ”Further to our recent recruitment communication, the club are delighted to announce the appointment of James Rowberry as our new manager.

”The appointment comes after an extensive search to find the right person to take Newport County AFC forward.”

James took in Tuesday night's exciting 2-2 draw with Carlisle from the stand and has left confirmed admirers behind him at his former club.

Confirming Rowberry's departure on their Twitter feed, Cardiff wrote: ”James leaves with our very best wishes. We'd like to thank him for all of his hard work during his time with the Bluebirds.”

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