Eastleigh: Andy Hessenthaler replaces Richard Hill as manager

Andy Hessenthaler
Andy Hessenthaler had three spells as Gillingham boss but only lasted six months at Leyton Orient in 2016

Eastleigh have appointed Andy Hessenthaler as their new manager, with Richard Hill moving to a full-time director of football role.

A statement released on Monday announced the restructuring at the 18th-placed National League club.

Former Gillingham and Leyton Orient boss Hessenthaler, 52, was named Hill's assistant at the start of the season.

"Now seems a logical time to make the change," said Eastleigh chief executive Mark Jewell.

"There is a lot to do, both on and off the pitch, and I very much look forward to working with them both, in their new roles."

The Spitfires, who travel to fifth-placed Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday, are winless since 28 October.

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