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Ebbsfleet part company with longest-serving boss Liam Daish

PUBLISHED: 10:50 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:11 20 May 2013

Ebbsfleet United's former manager Liam Daish with the FA Trophy.

Ebbsfleet United's former manager Liam Daish with the FA Trophy.

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Ebbsfleet United's longest serving manager Liam Daish has parted company with the club by mutual consent.

The former Republic of Ireland international took over the Fleet in 2005 but after meeting with prospective new owners KEH Sports Ltd, it was decided a parting of the ways was in the best interests of both parties.

Daish said: “I have enjoyed eight wonderful years at Ebbsfleet and brought the club some of the most successful times in its history.

“Obviously last season’s relegation was a major disappointment but the financial problems off the pitch did not help and I am pleased that the club will now have owners that will stabilise the financial position of the club and hopefully take it forward.

“I will look out for their results with keen interest.”

During his reign at Stonebridge Road Daish has presided over a promotion, two relegations, a change in name, almost two changes in ownership and the first Wembley appearance in the club’s history.

He was also manager when fan website My Football Club took over in a world-first and has been lauded for the way he has handled himself during a turbulent time in the club’s history.

The 1-0 victory over Torquay United at Wembley in May 2008 will live long in the memories of Fleet fans.

Chairman Jessica McQueen said: “Liam has been at the club for eight years and created his place in Ebbsfleet’s history when the club won the FA Trophy for the first time ever.

“He has left on very good terms and the prospective new owners have made it clear he will be welcome back at any time in the future. Liam has even offered to pass on any appropriate knowledge to the new management team which says everything about the man.”

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