Former Stansted, Redbridge, Maldon & Tiptree and Thamsemead Town boss Terry Spillane is the new manager of Ryman North Aveley.

Spillane was named on Sunday as the Millers moved swiftly to replace Justin Gardner Aveleyfcfollowing his exit on Tuesday after four and half years at the helm.

Spillane takes charge for the first time on Tuesday night in Ryman North at Waltham Abbey after inheriting Gardner’s fourth place side and a club looking forward to moving into a new £4.8m home next season.

The 55-year-old – who will be joined at Mill Field by his touchline team of Tony Falkner, Darren George and Gaz Dauti – left Thamesmead Town at the end of last season after narrowly missing out on guiding the club to the Ryman North play-offs.

He is no stranger to success previously having led Stansted to the Essex Senior League title, Redbridge to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup and the Jammers to the Ryman North play-off final.

The new Millers manager beat more than 30 candidates to succeed Gardner who arrived from Bethnal Green United in February 2012 as the successor to Lee Hodges.

Aveley secretary and Ryman League vice-chairman Craig Johnson took charge of the club’s 2-1 defeat in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy at Ryman North rivals Witham Town on Saturday after interviewing a number of candidates for the vacant post.

In a club statement, the Millers said: “Aveley Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Terry Spillane as first team manager. After an interview process, the Millers moved quickly to bring in Terry to Mill Field. He takes over from now and will be in charge of the team for our Ryman North clash away at Waltham Abbey on Tuesday Night.”


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