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Mark Bonner awarded new contract at Cambridge United

Mark Bonner celebrates promotion with Liam O'Neil. Picture: Simon Lankester
Mark Bonner celebrates promotion with Liam O'Neil. Picture: Simon Lankester

Mark Bonner's efforts in leading Cambridge United to Sky Bet League One have been rewarded with a new three-year contract.

The U's head coach has guided them to second spot in the League Two table, with promotion confirmed last Saturday after a 3-0 win over Grimsby Town, when Liam O'Neil, Wes Hoolahan and Paul Mullin were on target.

Bonner was appointed to the role full-time in March 2020, and in his debut season has become just the sixth person to lead United to promotion in the Football League joining the ranks of Bill Leivers, Ron Atkinson, John Docherty, John Beck and Roy McFarland.

“Mark has shown himself to be an exceptional coach, a great leader across the whole club and a fantastic ambassador for Cambridge United on and off the pitch," said United owner Paul Barry.

“He would be the first to say that our success this season has been a team success - and he would be right - but his personal contribution to it in a uniquely challenging season has been huge and we are all so pleased that he will be leading the Club on the next stage of this exciting journey.

“He is one of our own, cares deeply about the Club and the community we serve and his new contract is very well deserved.

“I would also like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has helped make this such a special season - my co owners, our board, staff, players and sponsors - but particularly all our fans.

“We have all felt your absence deeply and we know how hard these months have been for everyone in so many different ways but at the same time we have never felt so much support from you.

“It has been a huge factor in what we have achieved together and we can’t wait to have you back at the Abbey watching Cambridge United playing as a League One football club next season.”

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