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Board decide Mick and Liam must go
Mon Jan 5, 2004 : 22:18
Hawks HQ have announced that the managerial duo of Mick Jenkins and Liam Daish will not play a part in their contingency plan to put the club back on track. Dave Leworthy has been instated as caretaker manager. Club Secretary Trevor Brock issued the following statement this evening:
"It is with regret that I have to notify you that Havant and Waterlooville Football Club have parted company with joint managers Mick Jenkins and Liam Daish. The club would like to thank them for everything they’ve done, particularly reaching the semi final of the FA Trophy and the excellent FA Cup runs. We wish them every success in their future and stress they will always be welcome to visit Westleigh Park."
"Non-League legend Dave Leworthy has been appointed manager on a caretaker basis and the club hope to make a permanent appointment by the end of the week."
Daish joined the Hawks prior to the 1999/2000 season after retiring from professional football at then Premiership side Coventry City. Rarely out of the side he made 141 appearances through his first three seasons, only one of those as a substitute, and took managerial control of the team along with Mick Jenkins in April 2000, helping to steer the side away from relegation. In his last season on the pitch he played a further 13 first team games before succumbing to a long term knee injury at Worcester City in October 2002.
Jenkins association with the Hawks goes further back to his time as a player with both Havant Town and Waterlooville FC. His current tenure at Westleigh Park started in April 1997 when one time Havant Reserve team manager Dick Semark brought Jenkins with him from Fareham to take over the management of the side from Duncan Russell. After the merger, Jenkins remained assistant to Waterlooville boss Billy Gilbert, and took over in partnership with Daish when Gilbert stood down. Since then the pair have continued to co-manage the Hawks with notable successes in the FA Cup and Trophy, leading the Hawks to their highest ever table position in 2002 when the side finished third and were caught up briefly in a title contest with Kettering Town.
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