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By ESPN Staff

Former Cetlic star Sutton appointed Lincoln boss

Chris Sutton has been appointed as the new manager of League Two club Lincoln City. The 36-year-old will be assisted at Sincil Bank by his former Blackburn Rovers team-mate Ian Pearce, both of whom will begin their roles on Wednesday.

Sutton replaces Peter Jackson who was sacked at the start of September following a disappointing run of home results.

Simon Clark has been in temporary charge while the club has looked for Jackson's successor and he will remain in control for City's home league game against Notts County on Tuesday night.

The job is Sutton's first managerial appointment and Lincoln admitted to taking a 'calculated gamble' with the former Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Celtic striker.

A club statement read: "We received over 70 applications for the vacant manager's post and although this double appointment could be seen as a calculated gamble, the board have every confidence in Chris and Ian and are looking forward to working with them.

"Both Chris and Ian impressed every member of the board with their enthusiasm, ambition and preparation and the decision to appoint them was a unanimous one."

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