Holmesdale unveil Dan Morris as their new manager
Sunday 23rd November 2014HOLMESDALE have unveiled player Dan Morris as their new first team manager.
Former boss, John-Paul Collier accepted Tony Beckingham’s invitation to join him on the management team at Ryman League Division One South strugglers East Grinstead Town.
Morris’ first game in charge of the Bromley-based club ended in a 2-0 home defeat to struggling Deal Town yesterday.
A club statement, which was published on their website, said: “Current player Dan Morris has accepted our offer to become the new first team manager.
“We are also delighted to welcome to the club Karl Beckford as assistant manager and Scott Ellis as first team coach.
“Paul Proctor will continue in his role as director of football and will assist Dan and his team wherever necessary. Ross Mitchell will also continue as goalkeeping coach.
“This appointment is positive and forward thinking and allows a young and vibrant management team the opportunity to establish themselves at this level.”
Rival managers heaped praise on Collier for the exciting passing game that his side played during his tenure at Oakley Road.
After yesterday’s results, Holmesdale lie in tenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League table, with seven wins, two draws and seven defeats from their 16 games.
Elsewhere, Steve Devereux has been unveiled as Crockenhill’s new manager. He replaces Craig Clark, who joins the coaching staff at their Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League rivals Gravesham Borough.
Clark is delighted to be helping manager Grant Duff.
Clark said: “I have joined Gravesham Borough. I will help Grant as much as possible. He’s not only a good friend but a very good coach.
“If I can pass on any experience that will help that’ll be great.
“I hope to get back as a manager one day but after seeing recent performances I’m pleased to be helping a good club with good people, very good players and a great young manager.”
Aaron Perry has parted company with NRG Gym Kent County Premier League side Tudor Sports.
He said: “I have left Tudor Sports leaving the club on a much improved fourth place after a disagreement with the club etc.
“I’m desperate to get back into the game.”