Steve Morison has been appointed as Hornchurch FC’s new manager.
The former Millwall striker, whose Wembley play-off final goal sealed their promotion to the Championship in May 2017, has previously been in charge of Cardiff City.
Now Morison will manage in the Isthmian League Premier Division.
He has appointed Anthony Fenton as his assistant.
Morison was sacked by Cardiff in September 2022. He had been placed in charge after the dismissal of Mick McCarthy in October 2021.
Morison said: “I am thrilled and honoured to announce that I have taken on the role of first-team manager of Hornchurch FC. Myself and Anthony Fenton are excited to take on this new challenge and to lead the team to new heights both on and off the football pitch.
“As we embark on this new season, I want to assure you that I am committed to bringing success to Hornchurch FC. I will work tirelessly with our players, coaching staff and management to ensure that we perform at our best and achieve our goals.
“I am passionate about football and believe that together, we can build a strong and successful team. I am excited to work with the existing players and the wider Hornchurch FC community to create a culture of excellence both on and off the pitch.”
Hornchurch chairman Alex Sharp said: “From the first time I spoke with Steve I knew we had found our next manager.
“I was drawn in by the Millwall connection, but then so impressed by his experience, professionalism and how driven he is.
“I have loved listening to his plans of how he intends to take the club forward and I love the fact that he thinks nothing of dropping down to non-league to create opportunities going forward.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to in the game from Rob Lee, to Shaun Derry, speaks highly of Steve and I really can’t wait to get going. Steve brings with him Anthony Fenton as his assistant, who is also very well thought of in football and I’m excited at the thought of the players that Steve and Anthony will have access to and can bring to Hornchurch FC.”
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