Dover Athletic re-appoint Andy Hessenthaler as their new manager on a three-year deal

Monday 08th October 2018

DOVER ATHLETIC have re-appointed Andy Hessenthaler as their new manager on a three-year deal.

The 53-year-old, who has been in charge of their Vanarama National League rivals Eastleigh since December 2017, replaces Chris Kinnear, who left the club after 918 games in charge at Crabble during two spells, last Friday.

Hessenthaler needs no introduction to Dover fans, leading the club to back-to-back promotions from the Ryman League Division One South to the Conference South during his spell as player-manager between 2007 and 2010.

Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter told “We are delighted to be able to move so quickly to secure Andy’s services and we are now looking forward to working with him and his team.

“This is a brand new chapter for the football club and it starts right now.”

Dover Athletic are second-from-bottom in the Vanarama National League table with one win and four draws from their opening 15 league games.

Braintree Town, on six points, are bottom of the table and parted company with their manager Bradley Quinton by mutual agreement yesterday.

Dover Athletic are six points adrift of safety and have promised to send their Academy side to play their league rivals Maidstone United in the Kent Senior Cup Second Round on Tuesday night.

The Whites then travel to third-placed Harrogate Town on Saturday (15:00).

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