Beattie lands Accrington job

James Beattie has been appointed manager of Accrington Stanley.

Last Updated: 13/05/13 at 22:17 Post Comment

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The former England striker replaces Leam Richardson, who left the League two club at the end of the season to join the Chesterfield coaching staff.

It is 35-year-old Beattie's first job in management and comes just six months after he joined Stanley as a player-coach.

A statement on the club's website said the new manager will face the press on Tuesday, and there was no immediate announcement on whether Beattie will continue playing.

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