Carl Abbott – Manager
Playing History: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hednesford Town, Halesowen Harriers, Sandwell Borough, Stourport Swifts, Alvechurch
Previous Clubs (Management): Wolverhampton Casuals
Date Joined: 6th May 2014
Carl is sponsored by Julia Dale
Carl is a UEFA B qualified coach, and joined Hinckley AFC as the club’s first manager on 6th May 2014 from Wolverhampton Casuals.
After being forced to cut short his playing career due to injury, Carl decided to take on a career in management, being given the chance at the West Midlands Premier Division side at Christmas in 2010. In three full seasons at the Cassies, he guided them to three consecutive third place finishes, with points tallies close to 100.
In his first season with AFC, he guided the club to another third place finish, scoring over 100 goals in the process. The 27 match unbeaten run recorded during the season was a new Midland Football League record.
The following year saw further success. Abbo oversaw a fine Emirate FA Cup run in which his side won three ties, two against higher level opposition, before bowing out to Chasetown. 2015-16 also Jelson Homes Senior Cup win along with qualification for the following year’s FA Cup.