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Sincs set for coaching role

Filed: Wednesday, 23rd December 2015
By: Staff Writer

Trevor Sinclair is set for a return to English football - as coach of National League North outfit AFC Fylde.

'Tricky' Trev was a hugely popular figure during his five-year spell at West Ham at the turn of the century and was one of the last English players to represent the club at the World Cup Finals, back in 2002.

As recently revealed on the KUMB Podcast, the 42-year-old former winger has been spending much of his time in recent years in the Middle East. However he is now poised to return to the UK as manager of Fylde (previously known as Kirkham & Wesham FC).

Sinclair, whose career also took in spells at QPR and Manchester City has held discussions with the club regarding a permanent post. Chairman David Haythornthwaite, speaking via the club's website said: “We have been in discussions with Trevor for some time.

"He is a local lad and he has great affection for the club and the area and is well known to the Blackpool fans for his time there. When the chance arose to get Trevor involved, we were keen to pursue it. The manager met with Trevor to discuss the opportunity and discussions are ongoing.

"We are hopeful of a positive outcome in the not too distant future."

Meanwhile Sinclair, responding to the news said: "There is a very exciting situation developing. AFC Fylde are a fantastically ambitious club and I too am equally as ambitious as a coach as I was a player.

"If a deal is done then I feel I could have a positive impact at the club going forward. I have been following the club for a few years now and the opportunity would suit me down to the ground."

Sinclair made a total of 205 appearances - only three of which were as a substitute - for West Ham United between 1998 and 2003, scoring 38 goals. He also represented England on 12 occasions, including the famous 1-0 win over Argentina at the 2002 World Cup Finals.

Last year he became assistant manager of Lancaster City and made one appearance - at the age of 41 - for the team as a second half substitute in a 3-1 defeat at Clitheroe.

* Listen to the KUMB Podcast's exclusive interview with Trevor Sinclair.

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