Former Lilywhite favourite Phil Miles and ex-Millwall player Danny Chapman have been unveiled as Faversham Town’s new management team.

The pair take over as joint-managers with immediate effect, with interim coach Clive Walker handing over before the Greenwich Borough match on Saturday. Chapman, 43, played in the Championship for Millwall, and Leyton Orient in League Two, in a career that also took in spells under some of the most successful managers in Kent.
He enjoyed spells at Dover Athletic, Folkestone Invicta, Welling Utd, Hastings and Cray Wanderers among other before moving into coaching.

He then moved into coaching at Ebbsfleet United, with a spell as assistant manager at Braintree Town. Miles played as centre-half at Salters Lane from 1988 to 1992 before spells at Herne Bay, Deal Town, Chatham Town and Slade Green.

He coached Chatham Town’s first team from 2005-7 and then joined up with Danny at Ebbsfleet, where the pair helped mastermind the club’s successful academy set-up.

Chapman said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be given the chance to take the team forward. We’ve got ideas we want to implement. It’s a fantastic opportunity, the timing’s right, we know this level well and it’s great to have the chance to make a difference here.

“We’ve got to be fair to the players. We’re not going to come in and make wholesale changes. We’re going to look at things and see what we think it right and wrong, and go from there.

“We’re going to be open and honest and work as hard as we can, and we’re looking for the players to do the same, and hopefully it will come together. We want to breed home-grown players who can pull on a Faversham Town shirt and move this club forward and upwards.”

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