NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Godmanchester Rovers hand Chris Hyem a first managerial job

New Godmanchester Rovers manager Chris Hyem.

New Godmanchester Rovers manager Chris Hyem. - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester Rovers have turned to a popular former player to fill their hotseat.

Rovers chiefs have handed 29 year-old Chris Hyem his first managerial post less than 48 hours after the resignation of previous boss Adie Cambridge.

Hyem is a local lad who spent the vast majority of his playing career with Rovers, featuring in their double-winning team of 2012.

Hyem has been playing for Step 4 side Histon this season, but they agreed to release him to take on the new role.

He said: “It is great to be back at Goddy, a club I have been proud to be a part of for many years.

“This is a great opportunity for me as first team manager and I would like to thank Histon for releasing me today in order to take up the post.”

Hyem will have a watching brief when Rovers, who are third-bottom of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, entertain table-topping Mildenhall tomorrow night.

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Former boss and director of football, Neville Nania, will take temporary charge for that game. Nania will then become an assistant to Hyem along with David Hurst. Hyem played under both men at Rovers.

Club chairman, Karly Hurst said “I am really pleased that we have got Chris back to the club and we are really looking forward to seeing him take the team up the table in the coming months.

“He is is a local lad, well respected and a good friend to many involved here. We have every confidence in his ability to help the club get back on track.”