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Gillingham appoint Stimson

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Gillingham have appointed Mark Stimson as their new manager.

Stimson signs three-and-a-half year deal with Gills

Gillingham have appointed Mark Stimson as their new manager. Stimson resigned from the Blue Square Premier side Stevenage on 17th October and had also been linked with the vacancies at Port Vale and Millwall, but he has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the Priestfield Stadium. The Gills are currently 18th in League One and have been without a permanent manager since Ronnie Jepson resigned on 9th September. Stimpson has admitted his delight at joining Gillingham and is looking forward to his first game in charge against Swansea on Friday.

Challenge

"I'm very pleased to be here," he told Gillingham's official website. "It's a challenging position and one I'm very much looking forward to. It's a big opportunity for me and one I cannot wait to start. "I'm very excited and cannot wait to get to Swansea on Friday night and get the ball rolling." Gillingham chairman Paul Scally has also admitted his relief at finally getting his man after being forced to wait for contractual reasons.
Patient
"It's taken a while in coming and we've had to be patient because Mark hasn't been available until the last 48 hours for contractual reasons," Scally added. "I think he will be a great manager for Gillingham. He has impressed me hugely and will bring a whole different type of football to the club. "In many ways it will be back to basics, Mark has enjoyed some good times and we naturally want the good times to return here to the Priestfield Stadium. "We want the team to play well, score some goals and win football matches."

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