Eastleigh Move Fast To Announce The Club's New Manager

Eastleigh have moved fast to appoint their new manager after Kelvin Davies was charged with turning their season around.

The former Southampton and Wimbledon goalkeeper takes over following Richard Hill’s departure, which was announced hours after Saturday’s defeat to Ebbsfleet.

An encouraging first half of the campaign has been disrupted by a challenging two months with the club winless since before Christmas. A winless 11 games run in 2024 has left Eastleigh just four points above the drop zone.

Davies, who will be assisted by Danny Butterfield, arrives ahead of Tuesday’s big match against bottom side Oxford City.

A club statement read: “Eastleigh Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Kelvin Davis as the club’s new first team manager.

“The 47-year-old joins us with a wealth of footballing experience having made over 600 appearances during his playing career at various clubs.

“Davis is well-known locally, having played in goal for Southampton FC and over 300 times including many Premier League appearances.

“In the winter of 2017, Davis was appointed as senior first team coach at the Saints Davis will be joined by Danny Butterfield who will take the role of assistant manager at the club.

“Jason Bristow and Vince Bartram will remain as part of the backroom staff.”

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