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Who is Chris McGinn, the man eyeing the Cranes job?

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Who is Chris McGinn, the man eyeing the Cranes job?

According to the world’s most trusted sports journalist when it comes to transfers, Fabrizio Romano, Chris McGinn is said to be lined up for the vacant Uganda Cranes job.

The Cranes head coaching job has been vacant since early this year after the departure of Jonathan McKinstry.

But who is Chris McGinn?

McGinn is a former English player and now a football coach who was born in the United Kingdom in 1963.

During his playing days, he featured for Nottingham Forest between 1976 and 1984 before he moved to Bristol City for three years until 1987. He then finished his career at Plymouth Argyle in 1990.

He has had a number of coaching at several top clubs in Europe having had spells at Bristol Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea, QPR and Fulham.

He was the head coach at Leyton Orient In the 2016-2017 season.

He was the head coach of the Fulham-Deaf team that won four British Deaf Cups and three English Cups from 2011-2013.

He also coached the Great Britain men’s Deaf from 2010-2016.

Furthermore, McGinn applied to take up the Cranes job in 2017 and 2019 but failed on those attempts.

The Daily Monitor reported that McGinn’s agent Saidi Banks confirmed his client’s interest in the role back in 2019.

“Our coach has submitted and would like to take the job.” Banks told the Daily Monitor.

A number of names have been said to be lined up as successors for Irishman Jonathan McKinstry including two formers, Sebastien Desabre and Mulitin Micho Sredejovic


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