Shots turn to Dillon

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Aldershot have confirmed the appointment of Kevin Dillon as their new manager.

The Coca-Cola League Two club had been managerless since Gary Waddock left to take over at Wycombe last month and have handed Dillon, 49, a two-year contract.

Acting chairman John Leppard said: "We went through the interview process last week and were impressed with the quality of applicants. Kevin's organisational qualities and professionalism was head and shoulders above the rest."

He added: "He has done extensive research regarding the club and has watched the team play on a number of occasions.

"The whole appointment is a progressive move for the club and we are delighted to have Kevin on board as our new manager."

Former Southampton full-back Jason Dodd was in caretaker charge for four games - including Saturday's FA Cup win over Bury - but the Shots moved for Dillon after Dodd accepted a job at Southampton's academy.

Dillon was assistant manager to both Alan Pardew and Steve Coppell at Reading until he left at the end of last season.

His first game in charge of Aldershot will be at home to Macclesfield on Saturday.

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