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Devo returns to old stomping ground

Filed: Tuesday, 5th May 2015
By: Staff Writer

Alan Devonshire is back in management - just a fortnight after leaving Braintree Town.

The former West Ham United and England winger left the Vanarama Conference Premier side in mid-April after turning down the club's offer a new one-year contract extension.

And it has taken him less than two weeks to find a new - or rather old - club, after it was confirmed that the 59-year-old has returned to Maidenhead United where he began his managerial career back in 1997.

According to a post on the York Road club's website, Devonshire has replaced former Maidenhead boss Johnson Hippolyte who left the club last week after failing to agree a new deal.

"Devonshire will now seek to continue his impressive managerial record and take the Magpies forward on the pitch to transform their current status as perennial strugglers," read the Magpies' post.

"Current youth team manager Sam Lock will be joining the first team coaching staff as part of Alan's backroom team. Welcome back Dev!"

Since leaving Maidenhead in 2003, Devo has enjoyed spells at Hampton & Richmond Borough (2003-2011) and Braintree (2011-2014).

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