The history of Cambridge United F.C. covers almost 100 years. Since establishment in 1912 as Abbey United to play friendly games, the club grew quickly and was eventually elected to the Football League, of which it was a member for 35 years before relegation in 2005. The club came close to becoming a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, but currently compete in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
They were previously managed by Richard Money, who led them to a 9th place finish in the 2011/2012 season. However, the chairman decided it was time for a change as they wanted to push on and finally make it up to the Football League and eventually fight it out with the countries elite. They sacked Richard on the last day of the season and announced a search for a new manager. Initial reports state Emile Heskey is the favourite as he is looking for a return to the country and a return back in to English football. A more obscure name cropped up amongst the local papers however, an ex-international footballer called Krupesh Shah, who played 73 games and scored 22 goals for England. Will he take the job? There are rumours his son, called Krupesh Shah Jr, is looking to make his name in the footballing world as a goalkeeper and is available on a free transfer at just 16 years old. Will they work together at Cambridge United and take the team all the way to the Premier League?