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New Chairman & Manager At Burnham

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There is a new chairman and new manager at Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club Burnham.

Lee Ebden takes on the chairmanship at The Gore from November 1st, replacing acting chairman Malcolm Higton.

Ebden, who played for Rhyl, Durham City, Lancaster City and Kidderminster Harriers, also managed Market Drayton Town and general manager at North Ferriby United as well as working with more than 130 clubs across Europe as a football consultant.

The club has been without a full-time chairman since Gary Reeves stood down from the role at the end of last season.

Higton was remaining tight-lipped on whether Ebden’s arrival would lead to a rumoured takeover of the club.

He told the Slough Express: “I can’t really give you any information about a possible takeover. It’s a new guy in Lee Ebden who’s coming in as chairman and he’s been talking about it. It’s his fantasy but once again it’s about what is best for the club.

“He’s been down to the club and has talked to everyone about it.

“And he’s done it before apparently when he was managing a club in the Midlands.”

And Alan Paris will take over from Mark Betts as manager

Fifty-three-year-old Paris started his career as a youth player with Slough Town.

He went on to make over 260 professional appearances in a ten-year period, for the likes of Watford, Peterborough United, Leicester City and Notts County.

He returned to Slough after his professional days were over and spent several years in non-League football after that.

Burnham are bottom of the division with only one win to their name this season, that a 1-0 victory at Highmoor-Ibis last week.


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