Hythe Town have announced a number of management changes at the Bostik League South club.
Chairman Paul Markland said: “Whilst it is true that we are currently holding a respectable position in the league table we had hoped for so much more than this and indeed our playing budget was set to deliver that greater success. We feel that the time is now right for a change in direction and a fresh look at things and we believe that will be best done under a new manager and coaching set-up.
“At the same time, we are loath to lose the services of Clive Cook who has made so many friends at Reachfields and who has a tremendous passion for the club. We are therefore delighted to announce that Clive will be moving “upstairs” to the boardroom and into a role that will be fully confirmed in due course.
“We have appointed Sam Denly to be our new manager and he will be assisted by Gavin Theze and experienced coach Steve Nolan. Sam is 33 years old and was at Herne Bay until he resigned last season and Gavin was his assistant.
“Steve will be fondly remembered by Cannons fans as he was at Hythe with Tim Dixon before he moved on to Maidstone United. Sam has proved himself as a capable and strong young manager and we are very pleased that he will be joining us.”
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