Enfield Town FC announce new manager

The club has confirmed who will be replacing long-serving former boss Andy Leese

New Towners boss Gavin Macpherson (right) shakes hands with chairman Paul Reed
Chairman Paul Reed (left) greets new Towners boss Gavin Macpherson (right)

Enfield Town FC has announced the appointment of Gavin Macpherson as manager.

Gavin joins the Towners after parting company with Met Police FC, where he spent over 20 years as a player, assistant, and manager.

He will replace Andy Leese in the dugout at the QE2 Stadium, following a six-year stint that came to an end last month shortly after Enfield Town missed out on a play-off spot in the Isthmian Premier Division.

As a player Gavin had stints at Barnet and Carlisle, as well as at Wealdstone, Slough Town and Woking. He took the managerial reins at the Met Police for the 2018/19 season after the resignation of Jim Cooper, guiding them to victory in the Southern League play-offs – only to be denied promotion at the final hurdle against Tonbridge Angels in a ‘super play-off’.

The Towners have described Gavin as a “widely-regarded coach who has gained a reputation for moulding highly competitive squads”.

Chairman Paul Reed said: “I’m delighted that we have reached an agreement with Gavin and his team. We had a number of impressive applicants, but Gavin was our clear favourite.

“His short-term and longer-term intentions as manager align closely to ours and he certainly fulfilled the criteria set out at the start of our recruitment process. He brings with him a very strong track record and considerable expertise at step three. I am very much looking forward to working with him and his coaching team.”

A ‘meet the manager’ event will be arranged in due course.

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