EXCLUSIVE: Garry Hill set to be appointed new Chelmsford City manager this week

Chelmsford City are set to announce Garry Hill as the Clarets new manager before Saturday’s trip to Dorking Wanderers.

Garry Hill is set to fill the vacant position after Rod Stringer was sacked by the Essex outfit last month.

It is believed that the role has received plenty of applications with rumours suggesting the club made a shortlist of four candidates from over 50 applications.

However, multiple sources have informed me that former Ebbsfleet United boss Garry Hill is due to be announced as the new Clarets boss.

It is expected that Hill will be named as the club’s new manager as the players meet for training tonight (Thursday 13 February).

The 60-year-old has managed a number of clubs near to Essex and was seen watching the Clarets in their 3-1 defeat at Aveley in the FA Trophy last Saturday.

Starting his career with Heybridge Swifts in 1991, Hill spent six years with Swifts before departing for St Albans City.

During his time with Swifts, he took the village team to the Isthmian Premier and FA Cup First Round for the first time.

Just two years after joining St Albans City he left again, heading to Dagenham * Redbridge.

In his first season with the Daggers, he won the Isthmian League title and into the Conference Premier.

Further promotions followed from the second tier of non-league with Weymouth (2006) and Woking (2012).

Hill was most recently Ebbsfleet United boss.

His eleven-month tenure at Stonebridge Road came to an end following a run of one win in nine league fixtures.

A successful career

It is understood that Hill has fought off competition to gain the hot seat from a number of applicants

His most attractive attribute would likely be his proven track record as a manager.

Hill is most known for his successful spell at Dagenham & Redbridge, spanning a seven-year tenure at Victoria Road.

He won promotion with the Isthmian League title in his first season with the Daggers; also taking the Essex outfit to the FA Cup Third Round a replay with then-Premier League side Charlton Athletic.

He also took the Daggers to a third-place and runners-up finish in the Conference, as well as a play-off final.

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