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David Livermore named new Histon boss

David Livermore
Livermore was released by Barnet at the end of last season

Former Millwall midfielder David Livermore has been named player-manager by cash strapped Histon.

The 30-year-old, who has signed a one-year deal, will be assisted by the club's former youth chief Brian Page, who replaces Dean Greygoose.

Livermore told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "What a fantastic opportunity for me.

"It's a dream really. It's a great place to learn and I'm not concerned about the financial constraints."

The Stutes have had to rely on youth players and out-of-contract trialists to build the majority of their squad this season, a policy that saw John Beck leave the post on Friday over a disagreement about the funds available.

Livermore added: "First and foremost my job is to assess what we have here.

"I've told the players that everyone will be given a chance to prove their worth.

"Once we see what we need I'll have to speak to the chairman, but I know a lot of people in the game and I'm sure I can get some players in."

Livermore, who played 14 times for Barnet last season, will lead the team in Tuesday's league clash at home to Eastbourne Borough but is unlikely to feature on the pitch.

"I'm probably three or four weeks away from full fitness myself, if I need to play I will," he said.

"I'm only 30, my knee's not too good, so I think that's where I've got ahead of myself a little bit."

Livermore's playing career included a seven-year spell with Millwall, where he made 312 appearances.

He began his career as an Arsenal trainee but never played a first-team game.

Histon chairman Russell Hands said: "The club seems to have been floundering with the type of people they've had in before.

"Most of the people you speak to work to the old system, if they don't feel the players fit their pattern they need to go out and encourage players in the later stages of their career to come to the club.

"David wants to work with youngsters, wants to embellish the better parts of the game and we think that's the right way for the club to progress."

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see also
Beck departs beleaguered Histon
20 Aug 10 |  Histon
Brighton let Livermore leave club
02 Feb 10 |  Brighton
Livermore seals shock Hull switch
01 Aug 06 |  Hull

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