CARL Abbott has been named as Evesham United's new manager. 

Birmingham-based Abbott has quit Midland Football League (MFL) Premier Division outfit Quorn, the club he led to a sixth-placed finish at the level below United's in his only full season at Farley Way. 

Prior to that, Abbott had been at the helm at Market Drayton Town at Evesham's level having enjoyed strong records two tiers below during lengthy spells at Wolverhampton Casuals and Hinckley AFC. 

He replaces Paul Collicutt, who was sacked after five-and-a-half seasons in charge nine days ago. 

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Casuals enjoyed the best spell in club history under Abbott's guidance with three third-placed finishes, setting a highest points total at that level.

Abbott left to take over phoenix club Hinckley in the summer of 2014 and finished third, fifth and second in the MFL Division One with his side scoring more than 100 league goals in each of those seasons before resigning in October 2017. 

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His stint at Market Drayton lasted just two months with two wins, a draw and seven losses from 10 matches before departing.

Soon after, Abbott took charge of a Quorn side languishing second bottom of the MFL Premier with three wins from 18 games in December 2017. 

An overhaul of the squad led to 15 wins in the remaining 24 outings and an 11th-placed finish before an up-and-down campaign in 2018-19 finished on a high in the top six. 

Quorn announced Abbott and his backroom staff would be staying on only six days ago but in a reply to the news on social media site Twitter, Evesham's new gaffer said the "exciting opportunity" had "come out of the blue" and was one he could not pass up with it being closer to home.