Eastleigh: Caretaker manager Chris Todd keen on permanent job

Chris Todd
Chris Todd helped Torquay to promotion to the Football League as a player

Eastleigh caretaker manager Chris Todd says victory in his first game in charge has whetted his appetite to take the job on full-time.

The Spitfires ended their winless run with a 3-2 victory at Wrexham on Saturday, three days after Richard Hill resigned from his post.

"I feel I've got something to offer. If the club want me to be manager, I'd love it," Todd told BBC Radio Solent.

The National League club are currently inviting applications for the job.

Todd, a former Swansea, Exeter and Torquay defender, continued: "That moment of winning your first game was up there with anything in my career.

"It was the biggest buzz ever, even better than scoring. It's always been my desire to manage a football club, but we'll see what happens over the coming days."

Captain Ben Strevens says the players are backing caretaker Todd to take charge permanently.

"We're fully behind thinking he can take this team and club on," he said.

"If we're completely honest, we want him to get the job. I don't think there's anyone better placed to take it on."