Bedfont Town have announced the coup arrival of Garry Haylock as the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One….
…Central club`s new manager of all football matters with immediate effect.
Chairman Doug White said of the appointment: “It will come as a massive surprise to all the commentators in non-League football that we announce the appointment of the highly-rated Garry Haylock as manager of Bedfont Town Football Club.
“Over the last month or so Garry has been evaluating our potential as well as his own ambition and feels that the coming together could offer us both an exciting future.
“At the same time I need to thank Jon-Barrie Bates for turning the football front around and giving us some security and I’m delighted Garry has invited him to become his number two.
“We are sure that the non-League press will be highlighting what will be seen as a major coup in the coming weeks, personally I am overwhelmed by Garry’s professionalism and enthusiasm for our club and sure that everybody will benefit from his presence as he aims to take us to a new level.
“Garry believes if there is a club he can take from step four into the Conference, it is a club like ours, as we have no debts and no skeletons in our closets.
“He has turned down jobs at a higher level for precisely that reason, but he has a club here which he can mould into his own shape.
“JB has, as usual, done an excellent job for us, but he works full-time as well, which is a massive commitment. He’d be the first to realise that taking us up a level, to where we want to be, would have consequences on his personal life.”
Haylock played for Huddersfield Town, Shelbourne, Linfield, Portadown, Panionios, Glenavon, Glentoran, Dundalk, Ards and Shamrock Rovers on loan.
He made thirty appearances in European competition for Irish clubs, scoring in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup twice.
He was appointed as the first manager of Hayes & Yeading United in May 2007, having previously held the post with Yeading from December 2006.
He received the manager of the month award from the Conference South for September 2008 when his team topped the division, and again for March 2009 after another winning run as he led the club to the league play-offs and promotion to the Conference Premier.
He resigned in May 2011 and a week later Farnborough unveiled Haylock as their new management team.
However, just five months later Haylock and his assistant parted company with the Cherrywood Road outfit.