Hyde FC management team Gary Lowe and Martyn Booty have left the club and have been replaced by Scott McNiven and Gavin McCann.
Days after leading the Tigers to the Blue Square Bet North championship and the Conference for the first time in the club’s history, Gary and Martyn rejected the board’s excellent offer of a playing budget and personal terms for the 2012 – 2013 season and have now departed Ewen Fields.
Former Hyde FC caretaker manager Scott McNiven and ex-Everton, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Bolton midfielder Gavin McCann have since been appointed by owner John Manship as manager and first team coach respectively.
Scott will need little introduction to the Hyde supporters. The defender / midfielder made 78 appearances for the club between 2009 and 2011 and was installed as joint-caretaker manager at the end of the 2010 – 2011 season.
Scott oversaw a 5-match unbeaten run which saw the Tigers escape relegation to the Evo-Stik League during this short stint in charge, and has most recently been on the coaching staff at Evo-Stik League First Division North champions AFC Fylde.
New first team coach Gavin made over 300 appearances in the Premier League during his playing career was capped once for England in a 3 – 0 win against Spain in 2001.
The 34-year-old retired from professional football 12 months ago and has since been working with the youth teams at Bolton Wanderers.
The club would like to thank Gary and Martyn for a tremendous year in charge of Hyde FC and would like to welcome Scott and Gavin to Ewen Fields.