FORMER Coventry City captain Carl Baker has been announced as the new manager of Racing Club Warwick’s Academy.
Baker has run his own successful academy in Coventry for the past six years and will bring his scholars across to Warwick where they will be joined by the club’s own academy players.
The midfielder made 477 appearances scoring 95 goals during his 13-year playing career most of which was spent in the Football League.
Baker said: “I am delighted to be coming on board with Racing Club Warwick.
“It’s a really exciting time and gives me an opportunity to take the academy to the next level here.
“I have been really impressed with Warwick’s plans and cannot wait to get going.”
Racing Club Chairman Gary Vella said: “Getting Carl in to run our football programme is huge for the club and Warwick District as a whole.
“The success of his academy, joined together with the Heart Of England Training education and the club’s own drive, is just the foundation needed to deliver a successful academy at the club.
“It will provide opportunity to play football at a high level whilst providing further education that opens up so many avenues into jobs in sport, a career as a footballer or higher education at university.”
Racing Club Warwick’s first team are next in action against Romulus on Saturday, February 26 with kick-off at 3pm at Townsend Meadow.