Daggers appoint Daryl McMahon as their new manager while striker Alfie May signs for Cheltenham Town

Friday 03rd January 2020

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE have appointed Daryl McMahon as their new manager, replacing former England and Gillingham boss Peter Taylor.


McMahon joined Ebbsfleet United as a player in 2013 and was appointed manager two years later.

After defeat to Maidstone United in the 2016 National League South Play-Off Final, he led the Fleet to promotion, and followed that up with a run to the National League Play-Off Semi-Finals.

The Irishman left Stonebridge Road in November 2018 and was appointed as Macclesfield Town boss in August 2019, taking over from Sol Campbell.

The 36-year-old also had an extensive playing career, amassing over 350 appearances, turning out for the likes of Leyton Orient, Stevenage Borough, Dover Athletic and Ebbsfleet United. 

McMahon will watch tomorrow’s game against Torquay United from the stand and will take charge of the Daggers’ FA Trophy Second Round tie away at Notts County on Saturday 11 January. 

Executive chairman Peter B Freund spoke about the appointment of McMahon in a statement on www.daggers.co.uk:

“Daryl was our first choice from the moment we started this process and we are thrilled that he has agreed to lead the Daggers moving forward and into the future.”

The Daggers, who parted company with Taylor last Sunday, are in the bottom five in the Vanarama National League table with 32 points from their 29 league games, two points clear of the drop zone.

Meanwhile, League Two side Cheltenham Town have completed the signature of Doncaster Rovers striker Alfie May.

He arrives from the League One club for a nominal fee on a two-and-a-half year deal.

May is Michael Duff's first signing of the January transfer window and will go into the squad to face Oldham Athletic at home on Saturday, having passed a medical yesterday.

The 26-year-old joined Doncaster Rovers from Isthmian League South East Division side Hythe Town for an undisclosed transfer fee in January 2017, after spells with the likes of Billericay Town, Bromley, Corinthian, Chatham Town, VCD Athletic and Farnborough.

May said on Twitter: “Delighted to say that I have signed for Cheltenham Town and I can’t wait to get started and push for that promotion.”

Cheltenham Town are in eighth-place in the League Two table with 38 points from 24 games, a point adrift of the play-off zone.

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