Picture: Lee Molyneaux in action from Gosport Borough against Cambridge United in the 2014 FA Trophy final. Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/PA Images
Gosport Borough have appointed former player Lee Molyneaux as their new manager, who believes the stars aligned for him to take the job.
The 36-year-old defender played for the club for four years, joining in 2011 and was part of the squad that reached the 2014 FA Trophy final before moving to Havant and Waterlooville.
Molyneaux replaces Craig McAllister and Matt Tubbs, who the club parted company with last week after narrowly escaping relegation from the Southern League Premier South.
Joining him in the dugout is Kevin Braybrook as head coach and Ben Kneller as assistant manager.
Molyneaux said: “Too many stars aligned for me not to be interested In the position. I have personal ties to the club and a clear vision for its future.
“Over recent years Gosport has been unable to push on for one reason or another, now with a plan in place, plenty of hard work and dedication we can change the fortune of the club.
“Myself and the chairman have spoken in depth and it’s clear that we both want the same things for the club. Together, with all at the club we are confident that we can reignite the connection with the clubs community and the local people.
“I am confident in my own ability and will not allow this to fail, I know what it takes to win games at this level having won this league twice as a player.
“As a manager I know the attention to detail that it will take and the environment that needs to be created and there’s no doubt we are starting on the front foot appointing Kevin Braybrook as Head Coach and Ben Kneller as my assistant.
“Ben is a Non-League guru who’s passion and knowledge of non league and relentless commitment is unquestionable. Kevin is a 2 x UEFA A pro licence coach! Say no more! If that doesn’t show our intention I’m not sure what does!
“This is the start of a new Era at Privett Park and I’m delighted to be a part of this new journey.”