Plummer appointed as Steelmen’s new permanent manager

Chris Plummer has been named as the new permanent manager of Corby Town
Chris Plummer has been named as the new permanent manager of Corby Town

Chris Plummer has been confirmed as the new permanent manager of Corby Town.

The former Peterborough Northern Star boss took over as caretaker-boss at Steel Park in the wake of Ian Sampson’s resignation after five successive defeats at the start of the Blue Square Bet North campaign.

His first game in temporary charge resulted in a first win of the season as Corby claimed a 3-2 success at Workington.

And now chairman Kevin Ingram has revealed Plummer has been appointed on a permanent basis ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Colwyn Bay.

The Steelmen chairman said: “We fully believe Chris can do this job and do it well.

“We certainly had no intention of changing our manager this early in the season and no organisation wants to be making a change like this in such a short space of time.

“But things didn’t work out for Ian, which was heartbreaking for all of us because he is clearly a very popular man.

“Chris was one of those in the frame for the job during the summer and when I was able to bring both of them together, I genuinely believed we had a dream team in place.

“But we fully believe in Chris and he got off to a great start last weekend.”

Further reaction to Chris Plummer’s appointment in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph.