Storey and Cant named permanent Horsham bosses

JPCT 190115 S15031015x  Football. Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Herne Bay-photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150119-113914001

JPCT 190115 S15031015x Football. Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Herne Bay-photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150119-113914001

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Anthony Storey and Cliff Cant have landed themselves the permanent role as joint managers of Horsham.

The pair have impressed the club’s board enough in their short time as temporary bosses since the departure of Gary Charman at the start of January to earn themselves the job.

Storey, who joined the club as a player in December, put himself forward for the role and was quick to bring in former Hornet Cliff Cant to share the position.

The duo have secured two wins from four games since taking over and brought in 11 new signings to the club which has added some much needed experience and strength to the squad.

With the Hornets two points adrift at the foot of the Ryman League South Division table, club chief executive John Lines believes they are the right people to lead them to safety.

He said: “After four games in charge as temporary custodians of the manager’s position the board have handed Cliff Cant and Anthony Storey the role on a permanent basis as joint managers.

“Three out of the four performances they have directed whilst in temporary charge have seen an immense improvement in levels of play and attitude.

“The players they have brought in have helped turn the tide and full credit must go to them for that.

“Stoz and Cliff have put a huge amount of time and effort into pulling things together and we can now see a clear and positive pathway out of the relegation battle.”

Storey added: “The club offered it to us until the end of the season as they have been quite happy with what we have shown in the last four games.

“Nothing changes really, we’ll take every game as it comes and one at a time to try and keep the club in the league. That’s the aim.

“We are delighted, absolutely, but we have a tough job on our hands. We have got to be fearless and got the boys well organised and well drilled.”

The pair were the popular choice amongst supporters also, having won them over with their recent signings and coaching style.