Former Wycombe Wanderers striker Kevin Betsy has been named the new manager of Crawley Town.

The 44-year-old, who enjoyed three separate spells with the Chairboys, left his role as Arsenalโ€™s Under 23 coach to take over the West Sussex club, following the departure of John Yems.

Yems was initially suspended by the club in April this year before he mutually agreed to terminate his contract the following month, due to accusations of using discriminatory language and behaviour towards his players.

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Betsy, who scored 25ย goals for Wycombe, will take the reigns in what will be his first managerial role in the EFL, following stints in the England youth setup between 2016 and 2021, as well as the Gunners.

Speaking about his new job, he said: โ€œI am joining a club that has a great history that we should no doubt embrace, and we are also looking at an exciting new beginning on many levels both on and off the pitch.

โ€œI am very much looking forward to meeting everyone at the club.

โ€œTogether, we can look to Crawley Town to be a club that people enjoy coming to watch and that players and staff love coming to work every day.

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โ€œCrawley will be a positive place to bring our local community together and attract the next generation of supporters globally to the club.

โ€œI would also like to take this opportunity to thank Arsenal, all of the staff and players for a wonderful time at the club.

โ€œThe club has been first class in how things have been conducted and allowing me to take this chance to progress myself with the opportunity at Crawley Town.โ€

Crawley finished 12th in League Two last season.