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Diss Town appoint Michael King as their new manager

Diss Town have ended their search for a new manager with the appointment of Michael King.

King, who has replaced Steve Eastaugh at the helm, arrives at Brewers Green Lane from Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division side Waveney.

Under King's guidance, the Barnards Meadow-based outfit enjoyed a positive 2019/20 campaign before Covid-19 called a halt to proceedings. They sat top of the table, a point clear of second-placed Mundford with a game in hand, while also advancing through to the final of the Mummery Cup.

Diss Town have a new manager
Diss Town have a new manager

Diss chairman Steve Flatman said of the incoming boss: "Michael wants to be with the club for the long term.

"He felt he had taken Waveney as far as he could. He had done a very good job there and came across really well."

The job will be a first at Step 6 for King, who will be assisted by Andy Hammersley. However, Flatman has no concerns about the new man's ability to make the jump up.

"Michael and Andy have worked their way up and gone about it quietly," he added.

"This is the next logical step for them. At the moment there is only one step between the clubs and we are excited for the future."

* For more on King's appointment, see this week's Express print edition.

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