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Mark Kennedy – Manager Lincoln City
Mark Kennedy is the current head coach of Lincoln City and a former professional player from Ireland. He made notable appearances for Liverpool, Wimbledon, Manchester City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League as well as for Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace, Cardiff City, and Ipswich Town in the Football League. He earned 34 caps for Ireland, scoring four goals.
He started his professional career at Millwall, where he made his senior debut at age 16 in a 1-0 victory over Charlton in April 1993. Kennedy became the most expensive teenage footballer in British history when he departed to join Liverpool in March 1995 for an initial £1.5 million cost. However, he only made 18 appearances across three seasons at Anfield due to a lack of opportunities there.
In 1999, he moved from Liverpool to Manchester City. Kennedy led Manchester City to Premier League promotion in his first season.
He joined Wolves after spending two seasons with Manchester City. Kennedy appeared to be in course for another promotion during his debut year at Molineux, but a groyne strain kept him from playing in the final stretch, and the team was forced out of the playoff picture. He made over 150 appearances for the team over the course of five seasons, scoring 12 goals.
Kennedy joined Crystal Palace after leaving Wolves and played there for two seasons.
Kennedy joined Cardiff City in July 2008 after leaving Crystal Palace. Injury prevented him from making an impact. He only made 66 appearances with the Clubs in two seasons.
Kennedy joined Ipswich Town in July 2010. During his debut season at the club, he made 30 appearances as Ipswich finished 13th in the Championship. Kennedy played in fewer games the following year, appearing in just 7 games total, before quitting the game at the end of the 2011–12 campaign and joining the Ipswich Town coaching staff.
In 2012, Kennedy started teaching at the Ipswich Town academy after retiring from playing. From 2012 until 2016, he oversaw the Ipswich under-21 team. After that, he stepped down to become an academy coach at Manchester City. Kennedy was named Macclesfield Town's head coach in January 2020. Kennedy quit in August 2020 after only 12 first-team games during the season that had been cut short by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Kennedy went back to the Ipswich Town academy in December 2020 to work under Bryan Klug, the club's director of player development, to obtain more coaching experience.
He joined Championship team Birmingham City in June 2021 as head coach Lee Bowyer's assistant and left in May 2022.
On the same day, he signed a four-year contract to become the head coach of EFL League One team Lincoln City.
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