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Steve Watt named new Hythe Town manager

ByMatthew Panting

Hythe have named Steve Watt as their new manager.

Watt takes over from Sam Denly, who resigned his post on Wednesday following a poor start to the season.

Steve Watt is the new Hythe manager. Picture: Andy Payton
Steve Watt is the new Hythe manager. Picture: Andy Payton

Watt, who is yet to announce his coaching staff, said: "I am excited to join an ambitious club who I believe has great potential for the future.

"I think that there are great days ahead for Hythe Town and I believe we can achieve our goals.”

Hythe chairman Paul Markland said: "We had many applicants for the role and many were stand out candidates.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of Steve Watt, an ambitious and experienced manager and football man who we believe will get our promotion push back on track.”

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Watt was previously in charge of Margate and spent a brief spell as Jay Saunders' assistant at Maidstone.

He started his playing career at Chelsea and also featured for Swansea, Inverness, Grimsby, Dover, Maidstone and Hastings.

Hythe are 18th in Isthmian South East with three points from their first four matches.

Watt's first game in charge will be the Velocity Trophy group match at home to Whitstable on Tuesday.

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