Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Michael Green is back at Eastleigh

Michael Green has returned to Eastleigh following on from the news of Martin Allen getting the sack and title-winning manager Richard Hill also making a welcome Silverlake Stadium return as Director of Football and caretaker manager in the short-term.



Managerial update

Managerial update from Eastleigh FC:-

At the start of this season Eastleigh FC had high hopes of challenging for promotion. Clearly there has been far too much change for this to be achieved and the managerial changes have not had the desired affect. This is solely the fault of the Chairman who would like to apologise to all our loyal fans who deserve much better. Mistakes have been made, albeit with the best of intentions, however it has been a costly and unsettling period, which has seen the club unfortunately struggle rather than build on previous progress.

With this in mind it is important the decision made regarding a replacement manager is considered and thorough. The club need more football expertise to ensure we give ourselves the best chance of future success and progression. Therefore the club have appointed, previous manager Richard Hill with immediate effect to assist and give the club much-needed guidance.

Richard will join as Director of football. In the short term he will take charge of the team, assisted by Craig McAllister, Ben Strevens and Lee Peacock. He will add the relevant experience and manage the team through this next period. In the longer term Richard will evaluate and manage all footballing aspects of the club including selecting a replacement manager.

Richard is obviously well known to our fans and has huge affection for the club and it is vital that we have someone of Richard’s calibre and expertise to help us with the decisions.

Club Chairman Stewart Donald commented: “ I can only unreservedly apologise for what I have put our fans, players and staff through this season."

"I genuinely thought all decisions made were right at the time but it is clear I have got this wrong. It has affected everyone’s enjoyment, none more than myself."

"I am hopeful that by bringing Richard in he will stabilise the club and then help push us on again. He did a fantastic job when he was here last time. He would walk to the club to come back he loves it so much and I feel this passion coupled with his football knowledge will help us get things right and be vital in ensuring we, or to be clearer and more accurate me, from continuing to make mistakes in such a fundamental area.”





Daily Echo | Richard Hill returns to Eastleigh as director of football and caretaker boss ... and Michael Green's back too!

Eastleigh have turned to former manager Richard Hill to dig them out of a hole - and welcomed fans' favourite Michael Green back to the club.

Hill, who led the Spitfires to the greatest triumph in their history, lifting the 2013/14 Conference South title, has been appointed director of football and placed in short-term charge of the team following the sacking of Martin Allen.

He will be assisted by senior players Craig McAllister and Ben Strevens, plus head of youth Lee Peacock.

Left-back Green, released by Allen a fortnight ago, is back by popular demand and will go straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Dover Athletic.

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Title-winning manager returns to Eastleigh - and so does Greener!

EASTLEIGH have turned to former manager Richard Hill to dig them out of a hole - and welcomed fans' favourite Michael Green back to the club. Hill, who led the Spitfires to the greatest triumph in their history, lifting the 2013/14 Conference South title, has been appointed director of football and placed in short-term charge of the team following the sacking of Martin Allen.

Daily Echo | Chief exec Mark Jewell says Eastleigh had "no choice" but to sack Martin Allen

Eastleigh chief executive Mark Jewell says the Spitfires were left with no alternative but to sack Martin Allen – even at the risk of the club being branded a “circus.”

Allen – the National League outfit's third manager of the season – had his contract terminated with immediate effect today after 14 league and cup games in charge.

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Eastleigh chief exec: "We had no choice but to sack Martin Allen"

EASTLEIGH chief executive Mark Jewell says the Spitfires were left with no alternative but to sack Martin Allen - even at the risk of the club being branded a "circus." Allen - the National League outfit's third manager of the season - had his contract terminated with immediate effect today after 14 league and cup games in charge.

Allen relieved of duties

Martin Allen has been relieved of his duties and leaves the Spitfires after just 14 games in charge at Eastleigh.

A club statement read as follows: "Eastleigh Football Club can today confirm that following the club’s home reverse to Macclesfield Town on Tuesday evening, a resultant meeting with First Team Manager Martin Allen has this morning seen his contract terminated with immediate effect."

"The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin for his efforts during his time with the club and wish him well for the future."

"Further announcements will be made in due course when applicable."


Martin Allen parts company with Eastleigh

MARTIN Allen has been sacked by Eastleigh after just 14 league and cup games in charge. A statement released by the Spitfires in the last few minutes said: "Eastleigh Football Club can today confirm that, following the club's home reverse to Macclesfield Town on Tuesday evening, a resultant meeting with First Team Manager Martin Allen has this morning seen his contract terminated with immediate effect.

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