WHO NEXT?: GARRY HILL
In this five-part series I assess who should be next to step into the dugout as Taylor’s successor. The fans want a young, hungry and exciting manager and it is thought to be dependant on who makes the decision - Thompson or the owners - whether we get that or not. The fourth of the candidates is someone who isn’t in the bracket the supporters want - Garry Hill - who is currently without a club.
Garry had a decent track record at the club in the past and was arguably the most successful Daggers manager besides John Still. During his five year spell he went on a couple of great cup runs taking Premiership side Charlton to a replay and taking the Daggers to Victoria Road.
He also guided the club to the league title which saw promotion to the Conference however things got worse as they progressed and he resigned in 2004 following a poor campaign.
Garry was ultimately unable to oversee Dagenham’s promotion to the football league but came close and as that’s what we want - is he the man to take us forward? Times have moved on and he would have a huge financial backing if he were to return.
But going back to the point that times have moved on, so has the game and criticism came with Taylor where his tactics seemed outdated. I feel that may be the case with Hill and it wouldn’t be the entertaining and modern style the fans want.
Back to his managerial career in terms of clubs and he was most recently at Ebbsfleet where he was sacked just two months ago. Prior to that he guided Woking to the National League back in 2011/12.
Overall, I would not be a fan of this appointment (at least long term) and if he were to be re-appointed I doubt the fan base would be pleased. I feel it’s an unlikely scenario, Hill returning, but again it depends who makes the decision - Thompson and Gwinn or the Americans.
Thanks for reading,
COYD ❤️💙 ⚔️