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Nicky Forster unveiled as new Dover Athletic manager

27 September 2011
by Alex Hoad

Nicky Forster

Dover Athletic have confirmed the appointment of Nicky Forster as their new manager.

The former Brentford boss signed a one-year contract on Tuesday to succeed Martin Hayes who was sacked on Monday.

Forster (pictured) is bringing former Charlton stalwart Steve Brown in from Brighton as his assistant.

Whites chairman Jim Parmenter told Dover’s website: "Nicky has had an impressive playing career at some big clubs and did very well during his time as manager at Brentford.

"As well as having both UEFA A and B licenses, he is also a great man manager and motivator.

"Nicky is totally enthused by the prospect of managing the club and we look forward to a very successful future."

Forster, 38, started his professional career at Gillingham in 1992 but is well known for successful spells as a striker at Brentford, Reading and Brighton.

The 38-year-old finished his playing days at Brentford last season, becoming manager after the departure of Andy Scott in February.

After failing to land a managerial post in the close season, Forster signed for Sussex County League Lingfield but was keen to return to a higher level of the game.

Brown has ben working as Brighton’s youth team manager. He similar youth post at Charlton before becoming West Ham's reserve team boss ahead of his switch to the Seagulls.

He previously spent 12 seasons as a player at Charlton, where he made 242 appearances, before moving to Reading.

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