Vanarama National League South club Whitehawk have parted company with manager Pablo Asensio.

Former Eastleigh manager Richard Hill has been named as his replacement.richard hill

Hawks President Chris Gargan told the club’s official website “We thank Pablo for his services during his short tenure but the direction we were going in has not quite worked out with one win in the first eight games.”

Asensio was appointed as Hawks boss in the latter part of the 2015/16 season and oversaw an upturn of form that saw the club reach the play-offs.

However, they suffered play-off heartache as a penalty shoot-out defeat against Ebbsfleet United ended their hopes of reaching non-league’s top tier for the first time in their history.

The Hawks have began the season poorly, winning just one game in eight games and currently sat in the National League South relegation zone.

That form led to the decision to part company with Asensio, with former Eastleigh boss Hill named as his immediate replacement.

The club also confirmed that Chief Scout Helder Silva has also departed.

Hill’s first game in charge of the Hawks will be a home game against Chelmsford City on Saturday.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)

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