Rochester United appoint Matt Hume and Graham Martin joint-managers a week after parting company with Phil Miles

Sunday 19th December 2021

ROCHESTER UNITED have appointed Matt Hume and Graham Martin as joint-managers.

The Rede Court Road outfit parted company with Phil Miles on Sunday 12 December and chairman Hume took charge of their 2-2 draw at Larkfield & New Hythe yesterday, with Graham Martin in the dug-out.

Rochester United are presently sitting in sixteenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having collected five wins and three draws from their 16 games, three points clear of the relegation zone.

“Matt Hume, chairman of the club, will carry on for now managing the team, with the introduction of Graham Martin as joint-manager,” said a club statement.

“We would also like to welcome Graham’s son Liam as part of the coaching team.

“The team, the committee and supporters welcome you both and wish you all the best.”

Graham Martin was Kris Browning’s number two at both K Sports and Larkfield & New Hythe and has spent a spell at league rivals Snodland Town after leaving New Hythe Lane.

“I am delighted to confirm that I have been appointed as joint-manager of Rochester United,” added Graham Martin.

“It is an absolute honour to have been asked here by chairman and joint-manager Matt Hume.

“I can also confirm that my son Liam Martin has come with me as coach.”

The Spartans are at home to Faversham Strike Force on Monday 27 December (15:00).