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Ronnie Jepson Joins Palace Coaching Staff

18 September 2014

Eagles boss Neil Warnock has made his first backroom appointment since taking the Palace hotseat, bringing in former Gillingham manager Ronnie Jepson as a Technical Coach.

Jepson is no stranger to Selhurst Park, having managed the club's reserve side during Warnock's previous stint with the Eagles. He also later followed him to Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United, before joining the coaching team at Bury which led to a 10-game caretaker spell early last season.

A former striker, the 51-year-old scored 86 goals during his playing days for the likes of Preston North End, Exeter City and Huddersfield Town during 11 years in the Football League, before turning his hand to coaching after hanging up his boots in 2000 whilst at Burnley. 

He joined the coaching team at Turf Moor, spending four years there before moving to Gillingham. He would eventually be appointed Gills manager in 2005 and helped steer them away from relegation, before leaving in 2007. 

After a stint as Huddersfield Town assistant manager, he joined Warnock at Palace in July 2009 and is pleased to be re-united with him again five years later.

"I'm delighted to be back working with Neil again, it is always a pleasure to be working alongside him," Jepson said. 

"We will all be working together at the club, players and management, to make sure we all achieve our goals this season." 

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