Hayes & Yeading Appoint Babb

Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland defender Phil Babb has landed his first job in management, after being appointed by Hayes & Yeading United. Babb replaces Nas Bashir, who left the club “by mutual consent” in February. The club had been under the temporary stewardship of coaches Tristan Lewis and Delroy Preddie. The pair will stay on and assist the new manager.

Speaking to the BBC, Babb said: “I’m really excited to use my years of experience, plus the knowledge of non-league and lower league football I have gained in recent years. I recognise the potential here and I believe we can build a successful club and nurture some great young talent.”

While Babb has never played non league football before, he has been watching lots of games, so it will be interesting to see whether he can emulate some other ex-league players who have done well in non league management. Justin Edingburgh and Dean Saunders have both worked their way up through the semi-professional ranks recently. Can Babb be the next?

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About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on May 10, 2013, in UTL Archive and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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