Ex-Southampton, Everton, Stoke striker Beattie takes charge of Accrington Stanley

James Beattie has been appointed manager of League Two club Accrington Stanley according to Sky Sports.

James Beattie has been appointed manager of League Two club Accrington Stanley according to Sky Sports.

The 35-year old former Southampton, Everton, Stoke City and Sheffield United striker joined Stanley in November in a player-coach role but has now been installed as manager following the departure of Leam Richardson in late April.

It is believed that Beattie will be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday but it is yet unknown if he will continue on as a player at the Crown Ground.

 
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