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Liam Daish: fans, players and staff react after Ebbsfleet departure

PUBLISHED: 17:17 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:17 21 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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Fans, players and staff have paid tribute to departing Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish after he left the club by mutual consent.

Last season’s captain Paul Lorraine, who Daish signed in 2010, said: “You couldn’t ask for more from a manager – he’s one of the best I’ve played under.

“I learned a lot from him as we played in the same position. He was strict but fair and he’ll be sorely missed at Ebbsfleet.”

Goalkeeper Preston Edwards said: “Wow, I’m stunned by the news of Liam Daish leaving. That guy has done everything for me.”

Fleet chairman Jessica McQueen added: “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.”

Fans took to Twitter to show their feelings about the departing boss.

@TheGNFC fan said: “An #EUFC legend as he well knows, even if we go on to play in the Football League and beyond he will always be loved dearly.”

@JeffChick said: “Am so sad about Liam Daish leaving. I get why but it is still a proper sad day. Liam Daish is a top man.”

Perhaps the last word should be left to the club’s kitman Robert Mucci, who shared a number of his favourite memories of his former boss.

They included: “Gaffer jumping onto the stone wall around the dugout and fistpumping the air when it went 4-2 in the BSS Final at Farnborough.”

What are your lasting memories of Liam Daish? And who would you like to see replace the Fleet legend? Send your suggestions to @northkentnews.

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