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Steve Tilson appointed as the new manager of the Ryman Premier Division side Canvey Island
After spending five years as a player, captaining the side to their FA Throphy win 2001, 45-year-old Steve Tilson couldn’t wait to head back and take charge of Canvey Island FC for the first time yesterday evening, after being appointed the new manager of the Ryman Premier Division side on a full-time basis, with his first game playing against Witham Town, in a pre-season friendly.
This is the first time the former Southend and Lincoln boss, has managed a club, since leaving Blue Square Bet Premier, in October 2011. Tilson, was also manager of Southend United, where he managed to get the club promoted to the Championship, but when the club was relegated back to League Two in 2010, he decided to leave.
George Frost, Canvey Island’s chairman, is extremely pleased that Steve has decided to accept the offer, and sees this a huge milestone on the road, to achieving long-term ambitions for the club.
Tilson is now focusing on managing and putting together a strong Canvey side.
Published by Jack Sullivan, 10:03pm Wednesday 18th July 2012