Ian Hendon will be the man assisting Garry Hill following the latter’s appointment on Thursday. The 46-year-old former defender will take his place alongside the manager and existing Fleet staff in the dugout as Cheltenham Town are first up for the new-look management team.
Hendon won the FA Youth Cup and was part of the 1991 Charity Shield-winning squad with Tottenham Hotspur before a career that saw him achieve the 500-appearances mark in the Football League. The former England U21 international had a five-year association with Leyton Orient, during which time he was part of the side that sent the Fleet out of the 1993/94 FA Cup at Brisbane Road, and also featured heavily for Notts County, Northampton Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnet, winning the Third Division title with County and the Conference with Barnet (pictured below at Stonebridge Road in 2003/04).
He became Barnet manager in 2008, moving on to Gillingham as Andy Hessenthaler’s assistant in 2010 before spells as Sam Allardyce’s first-team coach at West Ham United and then first-team manager at his former club Leyton Orient.
All at the Fleet would like to welcome Ian to the club and hope he enjoys a successful stay at the Kuflink Stadium.