Murphy returns to Steyning Town after shock departure of Green

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Gerry Murphy is returning to Steyning Town as first team manager as a replacement for Kevin Green following his resignation last week.

Steyning were rocked last week when Green quit The Shooting Field just weeks after guiding them to the SCFL premier division title and promotion to the Isthmian League.

A statement from the club on Tuesday afternoon said: “We are currently in the process of discussing roles with all all other existing assistant managers and coaches and the full line up of back room staff will be announced in the coming days.

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"Gerry brings a wealth of experience, managing and coaching at Conference League level. He was previously Steyning Town FC first team manager for six years from 2015-2022, leading them back in to the SCFL Premier division for the first time in many years, before the untimely and sudden death of his wife Jane led to his resignation in 2022.”

Gerry Murphy is back at Steyning Town | Picture: Stephen GoodgerGerry Murphy is back at Steyning Town | Picture: Stephen Goodger
Gerry Murphy is back at Steyning Town | Picture: Stephen Goodger

Chairman Ian Nichols added: “I am delighted we have Gerry back as first team manager. Gerry is a hugely popular character at the club and brings a wealth of experience, managing and coaching at Conference League level.

"We really want continuity after Kev’s sudden departure and this is our goal when discussing plans with the rest of the team. Hopefully we will retain most of last years playing squad, add some extra quality, and crack on with the challenge of the Isthmian League.”

“With lots of work going on off the pitch this is a very exciting time for Steyning Town FC and the experience of Gerry and the team around him will ensure plans on the pitch will match developments off the pitch.”

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