Tim Dixon Leaves Hythe Town FC

Tim Dixon has lost his job as manager of Hythe Town Football Club after a string of poor results with only four points from their first ten league games of the season.


The club’s Directors met on Sunday morning after the team suffered a 2-1 away defeat at Walton Casuals the day before and decided to relieve the Manager plus Assistant Manager Darren Beale and Coach Kevin Beale of their posts.


Hythe Town’s Chairman Paul Markland said, “Firstly I must thank Tim for his work over the 16 months.  Last season he had to re-build a squad and this season we expected him to push on into the top half of the table, in fact he set himself a target of the Ryman South play-offs.  Tim is a smashing person who is well respected in local football so we gave him some time to turn things around.  However events and results haven’t gone Tim’s way so the board has decided we need a fresh approach before we are too far into the season.


I wish Tim, Darren and Kevin all the best.  It’s just a shame it has not worked out for them at Hythe Town FC but unfortunately for them this is a results-driven business.”


The club face fellow strugglers Whitstable Town at Reachfields on Tuesday evening.  Goalkeeping Coach Mark Lane has agreed to manage Hythe until a new manager is appointed - a role he also filled for Whitstable a few seasons ago - although he does not want the job permanently.


Hythe Town are close to announcing its new management team and hope Lane will be part of this.


Originally Published - 20/09/15