Lydd Town announce Mick Doyle as their new manager

Friday 29th November 2019

LYDD TOWN have appointed from within to replace Liam Smith as first team manager.


The Lindsey Field club appointed Smith’s assistant manager Mick Doyle as their new manager on Wednesday.

Lydd Town are presently sitting in the bottom four in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with 11 points from 13 games and have Snodland Town, Bridon Ropes and Kent Football United below them in the table.

The club issued a 48-word statement on their Twitter account to confirm the appointment.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mick Doyle as first team manager.  Mark was Liam Smith’s assistant manager and his first game in charge will be away at Sporting Club Thamesmead on the 7th December. 

“Our thanks to everyone who showed an interest in the position.”

Smith, 32, stepped down from the role on 20 November, ending eight years in the dug-out, having first played for the club’s third team, reserve side, first team and assisting his father Dave before taking over the helm.

“It is with a heavy, heavy heart that I have decided to resign from my position as Lydd Town first team manager,” said Smith.

“The club has been a part of my family for over 35 years and I haven’t come to this decision lightly.

“I want to thank the entirety of the club and every single player who has ever played for me and every fan who has given up their time up to watch my team.

“For now, I need a break from managing/coaching to recharge my batteries.”