Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

King Named Manager Of Grays Athletic

King Named Manager Of Grays Athletic

Former Swindon Town manager Andy King has been named manager of Conference side Grays Athletic.

King who managed 197 games for Swindon during two tenures as manager has been anxious to get back into football after being sacked after a terrible start to Swindon`s League One campaign last season.

King`s greatest success as manager was during the 2003/04 season when he led Swindon Town to the Division 2 (League 1) playoffs against Brighton and Hove Albion. Town would go on to lose on penalties and were not able to build on the success of that season due to financial restraints.

King had a history as a decent scout however his mouth often let him down at Swindon and soon found himself as a hated figure at the County Ground due to his treatment of the fans and players.

King brought in some great players during his time as manager. Sam Parkin, James Milner and the late Jimmy Davis were all brought to the County Ground thanks to King.

After a poor start to the 2005/06 League One campaign, King was sacked and replaced by Iffy Onuora in September 2005. Swindon Town would ultimately go on to be relegated to League Two at the end of the season.

King had previously applied for the Grays Athletic job only to be over looked. Grays will be hoping King can lead the small London club to the football league at the end of this season.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Thursday November 23 2006
Time: 9:53AM

Comments

0
Could be a good move for him as Grays have been up there and won a few Non League Cups
Tel Boy
23/11/2006 14:47:00
0
He has eye for talent spotting - reserve judgement on his management skills.
APG_STFC
23/11/2006 17:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Swindon Town Articles

League Two 2017/18 Golden Boot Battle (5/1/18)

The season might only be a few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year's Golden Boot battle...

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (3/1/18)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for the season of 2017/18.

Accrington v Swindon - Postponed (9/12/17)

Accrington Stanley were due to be at the Crown Ground as the hosts to Swindon Town for the latest league match today.

Storm Caroline To Disrupt Weekend Action?

Fans are being urged to pay attention to the weather reports this weekend with parts of the United Kingdom set for snow.

Swindon Town Archived Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions13%
Playoffs20%
Mid Table25%
Relegated41%
Don't Know1%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League