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Dover Athletic's Chris Kinnear named Skrill South manager of the month

By Richard Harvey

Dover boss Chris Kinnear has been rewarded for guiding his team into the Conference Premier on the back of a stunning play-off campaign.

But it's not with a new contract - he’s never had one at Whites and he’s happy with that arrangement.

Kinnear, 60, has today (Wednesday) been named the Skrill South manager of the month for April/May.

Dover boss Chris Kinnear, seen here with the play-off final trophy, has been named the Skrill South manager of the month for April/May. Picture: Andy Payton

His team won promotion back to non-league’s top-flight for the first time in 12 years after winning 1-0 at north Kent rivals Ebbsfleet in the promotion final on May 10.

The victory, which was secured by former Ebbsfleet striker Nathan Elder’s 56th-minute header, meant Kinnear’s side became the first to finish fifth and go on to win promotion since the inception of Conference South in 2004.

Dover beat Sutton United 4-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals, a result which included a sensational 3-0 win in the away leg when they played with 10 men for 87 minutes after captain Craig Stone was sent off.

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