The club is delighted to announce the appointment of Gary McCann as its first team manager.
He will need little introduction to followers of Non-League football, but for those who are new to watching the Beavers Gary has been the highly successful manager of Hendon for more than a decade.
This month, he led them to the promotion final of the Bostik Isthmian League where they were cruelly beaten on penalties by Dulwich Hamlet - an experience the Beavers know only too well.
We at Hampton and Richmond Borough have long been aware of his outstanding work at Hendon and, when it became apparent he would be interested in challenging himself at the next level, National League South, we were immediately interested in speaking to him.
Gary, who is 45, was interviewed today by Chairman Graham Wood and Vice-Chairman Jac Le Bars. He was offered and accepted the job of trying to take the Beavers that one step further than we were able to take this past season.
Graham Wood told the website: “Our initial thoughts on likely candidates and subsequent research put Gary at the top of our list.
“The vacancy was advertised but we knew Gary was under contract to Hendon, so we requested permission to speak to him. Permission was granted and we are grateful for Hendon’s co-operation throughout the process.
“Following today’s interview, we are now fully satisfied he is the right man for the job and are pleased to announce that terms have been agreed and Gary is Hampton’s new manager.”
Gary will now start working with the board to build a squad for the new season and ensure we build on last season’s successes.
Keep your eyes peeled early next week for a proper introduction to the new gaffer after the bank holiday weekend.