Ex-Blade Handed Town Job

Last updated : 31 December 2008 By @blades_mad1889

Holdsworth, 40 was announced has the new Stags manager two days ago, signing a 18 month contact - taking over the reign following the dismissal of Paul Holland a few weeks ago.

Prior to his appointment at Field Mill he served as manger of Ilkeston Town where he had guided them in the play-off zone of the Unibond Premier League. Whilst as a coach he was reserve team coach at SPL team Gretna and did some work with BBC Radio Sheffield commentating on Sheffield United fixtures.

He signed for the Blades as a player from Watford in October 1995 in a £450,000 fee, he came through the youth ranks at Vicarage Road along with twin brother Dean who mainly represented Wimbledon in their glory days of the Premier League.

David's career at Bramall Lane lasted until Match 1999 were he moved onto Birmingham City in a £1,250,000 deal, he had made 118 (+13) league and cup appearances and scored 7 goals - his most memorable a half-volley equaliser against Coventry City during the 1997/98 season.

He also represented; Walsall (loan), Bolton Wanderers, Scarborough and Gretna has a player. Has a coach he turned the assistant managers job at MK Dons with Paul Ince in charge and also recently rejected the offer of becoming Grimsby Town's new manager.

Blades-Mad with David all the best of luck with his new career at Field Mill.