Jay Saunders made former Gillingham boss Peter Taylor an offer to join the coaching staff at Maidstone, report Kent Online.

United travel to Taylor’s new club Dagenham tonight for their first midweek game of the National League season.
Stones boss Saunders is looking forward to seeing the ex-Leicester manager, who had the chance to join United towards the end of last season.

Saunders turned to the veteran boss, who also played for Maidstone, during their fight for survival.

He said: “I nearly brought him to the club at the back end of last season, just to come in as a different voice.

“He couldn’t do it at the time, couldn’t commit, which was fair enough. You can’t fault what he’s done in football.

“He’s managed at the top level, he’s got a huge amount of experience. We sat down and had a long chat and it went well.”

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