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Hill Leaves Hornchurch
by Hardy on 24/01/2005

Former Daggers boss Garry Hill has resigned from Hornchurch.

Hill leaves Hornchurch
Garry Hill resigned from his post as Hornchurch manager on Saturday evening following his sides 1-1 draw at home to Newport County. Hill had stayed on with the Urchins despite losing most of his highly expensive squad following the demise of Carthium plc which saw the money run out at Bridge Avenue.

To his credit, Garry stayed on after this and steadied the ship to the point that the club are still hanging on in fifth place in the Conference South, but the return of Karl Williams to take over the active running of the club once again has seen most of the backroom staff that persevered through the dark days dismissed.

Garry made clear that he was upset to see Gary Calder, Mick Ewen and John Lawrence all dismissed by the owners of Hornchurch FC following the appointment of new Managing Director Jon Smith. He described this as "disgraceful" and pointed out that without those people the club would not have survived.

Garry stated on BBC Essex on Saturday night that "I'm not being conceited but there's no point in me staying at a club which can't afford me." Hill's assistant Kevin Hales have also left the club. Hear exactly what Garry had to say here.

Hill's availability will leave a few managers in the Conference looking over their shoulders, and strong rumours are linking him with Gravesend & Northfleet who are currently struggling. Ironically the current manager at Stonebridge Road, Andy Ford, was one of the favourites to take over at the Daggers when Garry resigned at the end of last season. Gravesend visit the Glyn Hopkin Stadium next Saturday.

DiggerDagger wishes Garry Hill all the best in his next job.

Jon Smith stated that despite the best efforts of the people who had been running the club Hornchurch had been struggling under rising debts and that he had been brought in to stabilise the situation and make the club self sufficient once again. Smith stated that 700,000 worth of creditors have been settled with this week. It is believed that this is the players, who went unpaid from early November as a result of the withdrawal of the Carthium cash.

Choules takes over
Hornchurch FC have now announced that their new manager is Tony Choules, previously manager at Northwood, Chris Moore's old club. The announcement reads:

Following the departure of Gary Hill by mutual agreement, Hornchurch are delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Choules as First Team Manager.

The Conference South side appointed Choules following Hill's departure on Saturday. Choules has a long and successful career as a manager, having led Northwood for a seven year stint. Whilst manager of Northwood, Choules led the London club to two promotions, the Ryman Division One North championship and both League Cup and Associate Members Trophy success. He also discovered Scott Fitzgerald, who went on to become Watford's leading goalscorer last season.

Managing Director Jon Smith said "Tony, was our one and only choice, there was no short-list. I wanted him at this club, and when he said 'Yes', I was absolutely delighted. Tony now has to settle down with the players and undoubtedly there will be changes, but I am very excited that we have managed to secure the services of a manager, that I have held in high regards for many years."

Tony Choules first game in charge will be away at Maidenhead next Saturday, 29th January 2005.

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