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Stags’ boss appoints Karl Hawley as new coach
mansfieldtown.net, 28th June 2016

Manager Adam Murray has appointed former Football League striker Karl Hawley as first team coach, the club are pleased to announce.

Karl, 34, is expected to settle in to his new role immediately after being brought in as a striker-coach in the last two months of last season, which coincided with an increase in goals for the team.

A vastly experienced striker, Karl was a prolific goalscorer in the Football League, most notably at Carlisle United, where he achieved two promotions, scoring an average of one goal in every two games.

In a professional career which has spanned over 15 years, Karl also enjoyed spells at clubs including Scunthorpe United, Preston North End and Notts County, where he was a key figure in helping the Magpies’ secure the League Two championship in 2010.

Manager Adam Murray believes that Karl will further boost the winning mentality of his backroom team.

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“We’re very pleased to have Karl on board. He is driven and very focussed on helping Mansfield Town Football Club progress.

“He brings to the club a wealth of experience in the League, which we feel will be vitally important to move forward.

“Karl has a great background in achieving success and promotions and we feel that he will add a winning mentality to that which we already have in this group.

“He is an excellent coach, with innovative ideas and ways which we can move forward.

“He will add another dimension to our attacking play, which will be an asset to us in our ambition of progressing on last season.”

The manager added: “Karl is someone I have known for many years now and is someone who I trust implicitly.”


interview with Kark Hawley on StagsPlayer

(Asked what it takes to get out of League Two): "Hard work, a togetherness with the squad and not only the squad but the staff as well, and obviously you've got to have ability to back that up."

(Asked what's changed since he played with Adam Murray at Carlisle): "It's got a lot more scientific. Players have got to be a lot more professional in this era."

"I'm going to be concentrating on the attacking side, which complements the gaffer and Coops as well."


No-nonsense Karl Hawley can relate to Mansfield Town players

First team coach Karl Hawley believes recent playing experience helps him relate to Mansfield Town’s squad.

A consistent goalscoring record of one in three over 15 years also included promotions with Carlisle United and Notts County.

He has clocked up more than 300 games during that time and the 34-year-old is now hoping to pass some of that wisdom on.

Hawley was drafted in to the Stags backroom staff by manager Adam Murray towards the latter stages of last season.

His influence brought about an immediate increase in goals scored in April, including a 5-0 battering of rivals Notts at home.

Now he hopes to continue where he left off as a permanent member of Murray’s coaching staff for the 2016/17 season.

Hawley said: “I’m immensely privileged to be involved in such a great club like Mansfield Town and to be alongside Adam Murray is such a pleasure.”

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Hawley boasted a goal every other game for Carlisle, who he helped achieve two promotions, before spells at Scunthorpe United, Preston North End and Notts, where he played a role as the Magpies to the League Two title in 2010.

“The gaffer’s brought me in for current experience of the game at this level, League Two, which I know a lot about,” he said.

“I’ve got promoted out of this league and not long finished playing myself. I can relate to the new age player.

“I’ll be a player’s coach. I’ll not be ‘stand-offish’ they’ll definitely be able to appraoch me and that’s the link I’ve already got with the players.

“That’s the direction I’m heading towards. There’s definitely a lot that I can bring to the coaching staff and to the players.”

And players will know where they stand with Hawley.

“I’m quite reserved at times but I’m straight to the point and if a square is a square I’ll call it a square, I won’t beat about the bush,” he said.

“I think that’s a big quality to have.”


The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier

Experienced striker Karl Hawley has left Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club Stourbridge to take up the post of first-team coach at Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town.


Hawley joined the Glassboys just prior to the start of last season, completing a move from Alfreton Town, and finished the 2016/17 season as the NPL Premier Division's top scorer, notching 27 League goals, and 31 goals in all competitions, including the winner from the penalty spot at Dover Athletic in the FA Cup.

He was voted Premier Division player of the season by the division's managers, and by the members of the NPL Fans' Facebook Group, as well as being nominated in the divisional team of the season.

Hawley is well-known in the East Midlands, having spent three seasons with Notts County, during which he helped them, to the League Two title in 2012, along with his spell with Alfreton.

He also spent some time coaching at the Field Mill outfit towards the end of last season.

Mansfield manager Adam Murray said: "Karl is someone I have known for many years. He brings to the club a wealth of experience in the League, which we feel will be vitally important to move forward. Karl has a great background in achieving success and promotions and we feel that he will add a winning mentality to that which we already have in this group".



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