Beattie lands Accrington job

James Beattie has been appointed manager of Accrington Stanley.

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

James Beattie: Named as Leam Richardson's replacement

James Beattie: Named as Leam Richardson's replacement

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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