Fleet Select Searle As Danny Takes On Survival Mission

Ebbsfleet United have seen enough and moved swiftly to appoint Danny Searle as the club’s new manager.

The former Aldershot Town and Braintree boss has guided the club to impressive draws with promotion hunters Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield, ending the leaders’ relentless winning run which stretches back to August.

He has been in interim charge following the departure of manager Dennis Kutrieb, a decision taken after the club plunged back into the National League relegation zone at the end of January.

Searle says he wouldn't have taken the job if he didn’t believe the club could survive the drop and now gets the chance to save their skins.

They now have two home games against Eastleigh and Woking, before a trip to relegation rivals Dorking Wanderers.

A statement read: “Ebbsfleet United are pleased to confirm that Danny Searle has been appointed as the club’s new permanent manager following his period as interim head coach.

“With previous experience in the National League, the League of Ireland, at Premier League academy level and abroad, the UEFA Pro-licensed coach is fully up to speed with the Fleet squad and has already made great strides at the Kuflink Stadium as the team head into the final third of the league season.

“Working alongside Danny will be Anwar Uddin as assistant manager who has also featured in the Fleet dugout on an interim basis this past fortnight.

“Danny and Anwar have worked closely with the playing squad for the past two weeks and the strong performances against Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield are an excellent platform to take into the remaining fixtures this season.

“We welcome Danny and Anwar on board on a permanent basis and we are confident our loyal supporters will join us in striving together as one in our single-minded goal of maintaining our National League position beyond the end of this campaign, continuing this Saturday at home to Eastleigh.”

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