Crawley Town have reportedly reached an agreement with the Arsenal u23s’ Kevin Betsy to become their new manager.

Kevin Betsy with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)
Kevin Betsy with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Football Insider report that Arsenal u23 head coach Kevin Betsy has agreed a deal to become Crawley Town’s new manager.

Betsy has apparently informed Arsenal he’ll be leaving his role to take on the League Two job.

Crawley seem pretty confident they’re closing in on a deal, tweeting that a manager announcement is “coming up” in the next week.

Football Insider’s report follows various outlets linking Betsy with Crawley Town in the last week.

George Elek tweeted on Monday afternoon that Betsy was the sudden odds-on favourite to be their next manager.

The Daily Mail then reported that Crawley had been considering Emma Hayes, but after ending their interest in the Chelsea Women’s boss they’d turned their attentions to Betsy.

England U17 head coach Kevin Betsy takes to the touchline - England U17 v Czech Republic U17, International Friendly football match, Damson Park Stadium, Solihull, UK - 19 Nov 2019. Photo: Jon Super for The FA
Kevin Betsy takes to the touchline during his time as the England U17s head coach on 19th November 2019. Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Leading the Arsenal u23s to a third-place Premier League 2 finish and an EFL Trophy run to the quarter-finals, Betsy had made really good progress with a side that only narrowly avoided relegation before he took over this season.

But after less than a year, he’s already on the move. It looks like he wants to get involved in the senior game, and may well have that opportunity.

Should Betsy leave, u18 head coach Dan Micciche may well be in line to step up, after a strong end to the season with his side.

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