MATT Carmichael has returned to Harwich and Parkeston as joint manager to work alongside Sean Tynan and Gary Kioussis.

The former Little Oakley boss has returned to the Thurlow Nunn League first division north club, initially until the end of the season.

Tynan said: "I have spoken to Matt recently since he rejoined the club to help the under-23s.

"I feel he is the perfect person to come on board to strengthen our excellent management structure and achieve the club’s objectives.

"Gary and I both felt we would be missing out not having someone like Matt involved in the club and working with us.


"Matt has FA coaching qualification at the highest level, has a brilliant CV in achievement at both Brantham and Little Oakley and excellent player contacts in the immediate area.

"Those factors alone show us we think that Matt is the perfect person to work with us to achieve the club's objectives of progression within the FA Pyramid system."

Harwich's senior management team will be supported by coaches Glen Eldridge and Daryl Eagle, as well as club captain Gareth Heath.

It will be further aided by Michael Clarke, Didi Gray and Mark Sharpe guiding the under-23s towards the first team and confirming the massive future for the club.

Additionally, Michael Carter and Neil Rutson are developing the under-18s and are already providing players for the senior sides.


Harwich chairman Tony Armstrong said: “Sean and Gary and their team are doing a brilliant job for this club.

"We have probably one of the best "off the field" management teams within the club for miles around.

"I have the utmost respect for them all with their integrity, commitment, knowledge, and support they have given our club and which has resurrected not only the playing aspects but the entire club structure.

"They believe, and I agree with them, that Matt Carmichael will further strengthen those objectives.

"We could not have a better future. Harwich and Parkeston represents the town and have done for nearly 150 years.

"It has had many highs and sadly some difficulties in recent years.

"Thanks must go to the people that have kept the club going through those difficult times and resurrected the future!

"Everyone involved in the club works for the same objectives and that is to provide the facilities and leadership to provide the highest level of football opportunity available within the financial support we can maintain.

"Thanks to everyone involved in our continuing historic journey."