VCD Athletic unveil Grant Basey as their new manager
VCD ATHLETIC have appointed Grant Basey as their new manager.
The club lost Nick Davis, who returned to manage their Isthmian League South East Division rivals Sittingbourne on the day of his departure from the Crayford based club last Sunday.
Del Oldfield, who departed VCD Athletic at the same time as Davis, has today been appointed coach at Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Glebe under recently-appointed manager Luke Rooney.
Basey, 33, managed Isthmian League Premier Division side Cray Wanderers alongside Gary Alexander for 18 games during the 2021-22 season.
The Wands won five, drew five and lost eight during Basey’s spell in charge at Hayes Lane, before turning to former Bromley manager Neil Smith for the final six games of the season.
“VCD Athletic are pleased to confirm the appointment of Grant Basey as first-team manager,” said a club statement.
“A former VCD player, Charlton Athletic assistant and Cray Wanderers manager, Grant will bring in Michael Power as his number two and will also build a coaching team ready for the new season.
“We welcome Grant back to the club in his new role and hopefully bring success to the Vickers.”
Power, who has also played for VCD Athletic, scored 16 goals for Southern Counites East Football League Premier Division side Erith Town last season.
Meanwhile, defender Ashley Probets, 37, has left the club and has signed for Gravesend-based Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division side Punjab United.
VCD Athletic finished in ninth-place in the Isthmian League South East Division last season, collecting 54 points from their 38 league games.