Dean Holdsworth takes over at Aldershotby Mick Bates / 12 January 2011, 09:53Tweet
Dean Holdsworth has left his role with Blue Square Premier side Newport County to take on the reigns as boss of League Two side Aldershot. The Shots sacked their manager Kevin Dillon earlier this week after suffering four successive defeats that has left them sitting at 20th in League Two.
Holdsworth has been in charge of Newport since May 2008 and in the 2009/10 he guided them to promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier division and recently signed a two year deal with them in July of this year. This will be Holdsworth's first entry into management in the Football league, prior to joining Newport he was managed of Isthmian League Division One North side Redbridge.
Before he began his career in management he was a successful striker for Wimbledon and Bolton Wanderers before having stints with Coventry City and then working down the lower leagues with sides like Weymouth and Cambridge United as well as having a stint as assistant manager with Derby County.
The sackrace understands that Holdsworth will be unveiled to the press during a news conference which has been scheduled for today at 13:30 from the Recreation Ground.