Andy Hessenthaler is enjoying life at Eastleigh and is “100 per cent committed” to staying on as manager of the Vanarama National League club next season.

In a radio interview last weekend, chairman Stewart Donald revealed that Hessenthaler was not under contract and that the club were “working week by week” with the former Gillingham and Orient boss, who stepped into the hot seat in December when Richard Hill moved upstairs.

Donald went on to say: “We work on trust really. If he ever wanted to leave, he could, but we never want that. Hopefully we’ll just go on being more and more successful.”

The good news for Spitfires fans is that the feeling is mutual. Hessenthaler, who has lost just one game at the helm – last Saturday’s 2-0 home reverse against Boreham Wood – said: “I want to stay.

“If the chairman came to me and said I want to give you a contract and tie you up for two years, I’d do that, but I’m comfortable with the agreement we’ve got and, as far as the future’s concerned, I’m committed.

“It’s an exciting project to try and get the club into the Football League and I hope we can achieve it together. Contract or no contract, if we’re all comfortable with the situation then let’s get on with the job.”

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