Ebbsfleet United part company with manager Garry Hill
EBBSFLEET UNITED have parted company with manager Garry Hill today.
The Fleet suffered a 4-2 home defeat to Torquay United at Stonebridge Road on Tuesday night, which left the club two points adrift at the bottom of the Vanarama National League table and six points adrift from safety.
Recently appointed assistant manager Kevin Watson (who left Hungerford Town and shares the same name as the current Cray Valley manager) has been placed in charge of first-team affairs and will take charge of the side for Saturday’s home match against Maidenhead United.
A club statement, which was published on www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk said: “The club wishes to place on record its very great thanks to Garry Hill who has worked tirelessly to improve the team’s situation this season.
“He was appointed last November and guided the club from 16th to eighth place, while helping oversee the financial restructuring necessary to the club’s long-term future.
“We all regret that positive results this season have not been forthcoming and the reluctant decision to seek a new direction has been made with the club’s National League preservation uppermost in our minds.
“The club will make further comment about the future managerial direction when appropriate and when the next steps have been decided upon.”
Managing director Dave Archer added: “I worked very closely with Garry over the past year and I know he put his heart and soul into the job he was tasked with. I have come to regard him as a close friend and I wish him all the very best for the future.”
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