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In Profile: Chris Kiwomya

4 February 2013

All you need to know about the club’s caretaker manager, Chris Kiwomya…

Name: Chris Kiwomya
Date Of Birth: 2 December 1969
Place Of Birth: Huddersfield
Former Clubs: Ipswich Town (player and development squad manager), Arsenal, Le Havre, Selangor

Chris Kiwomya was appointed as the club’s caretaker manager, following the departure of former boss Keith Curle, and coaches Colin Lee and Colin West. 

Kiwomya was previously the club’s development squad manager and arrived at Meadow Lane as part of Curle’s backroom team in February 2012. 

As development squad manager, Kiwomya was responsible for nurturing up and coming players and preparing them for first team football.

Having previously carried out a similar role at Ipswich Town, between 2008 and 2011, Kiwomya helped to bring through the likes of Scotland international Jordan Rhodes. 

As a player, Kiwomya started out his career as a trainee with Ipswich and went on to score 64 goals in 258 appearances. 

The striker was the Tractor Boys’ top scorer in 1991.92 and played a pivotal role in their promotion from the old Second Division. 

His performances at Portman Road led to a £1.25million move to Arsenal in 1995.

Overall, Kiwomya made 17 appearances for the Gunners and scored on three occasions, before making loan switches to French outfit Le Havre and Selangor of the Malaysian League respectively. 

Three years after joining Arsenal, Kiwomya moved to Queen’s Park Rangers on a free transfer.

He spent three seasons with the R’s and scored 30 goals across 96 games. 

Prior to retirement, Kiwomya spent time with both AaB Aalborg and Grimsby Town.   

Kiwomya’s first game in charge will see the Magpies take on Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium. 

The match will kick-off at 7.45pm on Tuesday 5 February and live audio commentary will be available on Magpie Player. 

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