Basement club Cheltenham Town have moved quickly to replace outgoing manager Keith Downing by announcing his replacement today. Former Barnet, Brentford, MK Dons and Leicester City manager Martin Allen is his replacement - a move that comes as little surprise to those at Whaddon Road, given that Allen was sat in the Director's Box for Cheltenham's previous home game against Huddersfield Town, a full week before Downing was given the chop.
Allen will be chucked straight in the deep end with a relegation six-pointer (if it's possible to have such a thing at this stage of the season) against Bristol Rovers at Whaddon Road tomorrow night, and has already signed Bristol City's Scott Murray on loan for a month initially. Allen has signed a three year deal with the Gloucestershire side.
The new Cheltenham boss won't need showing around Whaddon Road - his father Denis Allen was Cheltenham manager between 1974 and 1979, meaning that Allen Jnr watched the Robins play Southern League football as a youngster before embarking on his own professional football career.
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