Hyde FC confirmed their manager for next season, Gary Lowe has agreed to stay on for the Tameside club’s return to non-league’s third tier - the Evo-Stik Premier, Martyn Booty will remain as his assistant manager.
Lowe led an unfancied Hyde FC to the Conference North title in 2011 in his first season, he left the Tigers shortly after their title success due to concerns over the budget for the club’s first season in the Conference Premier.
Scott McNiven defied the odds to keep Hyde up in 2012/13 but they finished bottom the following season. With the Tigers continuing to struggle in the Conference North, McNiven left in January as Lowe returned as boss, although unable to save Hyde from a second relegationin two seasons he blooded a host of youngsters from their Academy which will stand the club in good stead for the future.
After the Tigers’ relegation was confirmed, Lowe said he would consider his options at the end of the season as the club is set for a summer shake-up as they prepare for life back at step three. Hyde fans are in the process of setting up a Supporters Trust to take over the club after owner John Manship agreed to relinquish control, they have also applied to change the club name back to Hyde United.
Despite being linked with the managerial vacancy at former Conference North rivals Stockport County, Gary liked what he has heard about the plans for next season and has agreed to stay on.