Hyde Part With Manager Scott McNiven
With the club nine points adrift at the bottom of the Vanarama Conference North table, Hyde FC have today announced they have parted company with manager Scott McNiven.
The news comes following the Tigers 7-1 beating on Thursday afternoon at Stalybridge Celtic. Coaches John Hills and Rhys Day will also be leaving the club.
McNiven spent two years playing for Hyde and served as caretaker manager at the end of the 2010-11 season, he was appointed as manager at Ewen Fields after Gary Lowe and Martyn Booty rejected the chance to stay after guiding the Tigers to the Conference North title in 2012.
The club had to compete against full-time clubs in the Conference Premier with significantly bigger resources but against all odds he guided Hyde to eighteenth position in the 2012/13 season. Victories against high-profile clubs such as a 2-1 victory over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road will forever be remembered by the Tigers fans.
However, the club only recorded one win in the whole of the 2013–14 season, a 2–0 win at Welling United. They finished the season bottom of the league table with a league record low points, picking up just ten points throughout the whole campaign.
Hyde host second-placed Barrow on Sunday 4th January with The Bluebirds favorites at 8/15 with Bet365 to pile on the misery for the Tigers.