STAND-IN DUNNE IS TOP MAN FOR U’S
JOE DUNNE has finally been given the Cambridge manager’s job on a permanent basis – and he’s excited to see how far he can take the team.
After joining as an assistant manager in 2015, Dunne worked under Richard Money and Shaun Derry before taking over as interim boss in February following Derry’s departure.
Coming into the weekend, the U’s had only lost four of the 14 games that Dunne had taken charge of, to sit comfortably in mid-table.
“I have never enjoyed coaching a group as much as I have this one during the last two months,” he said.
“I now look forward to continuing to work alongside our talented team of staff here in developing the exciting potential of individuals from both within our first team and from the club’s youth set-up.”
Former skipper Leon Legge will leave at the end of the season, however.
The centre-back, 32, has struggled with a shoulder injury this year.
“We wish Leon nothing but the best,” said head of football Ben Strang. “At this stage of his career, he needs and deserves to be playing in this league and we don’t feel we are able to provide that.”
Striker Jabo Ibehre, 35, has signed a new one-year deal with the U’s.
CHANCE: Joe Dunne