Chesterfield's National League rivals Bromley appoint former Arsenal coach as manager

Chesterfield’s play-off rivals Bromley have appointed former Arsenal goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman as first-team manager.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 3:24 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 3:28 pm
Bromley FC have appointed Andy Woodman as manager.

The 49-year-old takes over after long-serving boss Neil Smith was sacked last week.

Bromley are 10th in the National League table, three places and four points behind the Spireites.

Woodman started out at Crystal Palace and went on to play for Northampton Town, Brentford, Southend United and Colchester United among others.

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His coaching career started as assistant manager at Rushden and Diamonds in 2006.

He has held goalkeeping coach roles at Charlton Athletic and West Ham United as well as being part of the set-up at Newcastle United.

Woodman joins the Hayes Lane club from Arsenal where he has been since 2018.

"The chairman and his vision for the club, along with the existing and planned facilities make for an incredibly exciting time ahead for players, staff and supporters,” Woodman said.

Fellow play-off rivals Notts County changed their manager last week, with Ian Burchnall replacing Neal Ardley.