Hessenthaler back as Dover boss
Hessenthaler back as Dover boss

Andy Hessenthaler has been announced as manager of Dover Athletic for a second spell.

The 53-year-old, who has spent the past two seasons with National League rivals Eastleigh, replaces Chris Kinnear who left the club last Friday and has signed a three year deal with Whites.

The new boss needs no introduction to Dover fans, leading Whites to back-to-back promotions from the Ryman South to the Conference South during his spell as player/manager between 2007 and 2010.

Chairman Jim Parmenter said: “We are delighted to be able to move so quickly to secure Andy’s services and we are now looking forward to working with him and his team.

“This is a brand new chapter for the football club and it starts right now.”

Hessenthaler could be on the touchline for Dover Athletic’s Kent Senior Cup Second Round tie at Maidstone United on Tuesday night with both Darren Hare and Nicky Southall having joined his backroom staff.

The trio will also oversee the club working on a full-time basis from now on.