Arsenal U23s boss Kevin Betsy leaves club to join Crawley in first step into management

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Arsenal Under-23s manager Kevin Betsy has left the club to take charge of League Two side Crawley.

The Reds announced the appointment on Monday after the departure of John Yems following a series of allegations against the manager for racial slurs and discriminatory treatment of certain players.

The move is Betsy’s first into senior management following spells in charge of the England Under-15, U16, U17 and U18 sides before his switch to Arsenal in August of last year.

The former Fulham and Wycombe midfielder led the Gunners’ reserve side to third in the U23 Premier League first division in his lone season at the club.

Betsy said: “I 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.

“I knew I would be working for bright and genuine people that share the positivity and energy to take this club forward. I will work extremely hard and put my heart and soul into every single day to help make us successful.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Arsenal, all of the staff and players for a wonderful time at the club. The 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.”

Arsenal Under-18s coach Dan Micciche will join Betsy at Crawley as his assistant.

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