Date: 9th November 2009 at 5:55pm
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Former Reading 1st team coach Kevin Dillon has been unveiled as the new manager of Aldershot Town at a press conference this morning.

Dillon, 49, was in the stands for Saturday’s 2-0 win over Bury and has signed a contract that will keep him at the Rec until the summer of 2011.

The Sunderland-born man played for Birmingham, Portsmouth, Newcastle and Reading during his playing career and went on to become youth team coach at the Royals and also coached the reserve team and the under 19’s at the Berkshire club.

In 2001 he was promoted to 1st team coach under Alan Pardew as the club were promoted into the Championship. Following Pardew’s departure, Dillon was placed in temporary charge and was first team coach under Steve Coppell’s reign as the club were promoted to the Premier League in 2005/06. He has a UEFA pro licence and left the club at the end of last season after they lost against Burnley in the Championship play offs.

Acting Shots chairman told the club’s official website that ‘The whole appointment is a progressive move for the club and we are highly delighted to have Kevin on board as our new manager and we look forward to working with him.’