Ex-Dagenham & Redbridge manager Daryl McMahon has been named as Steve Morison’s successor in the Hornchurch dugout.
Morison landed the Sutton United job in Sky Bet League Two at the beginning of January with Lewwis Spence taking interim charge of the side for three Isthmian Premier Division matches.
McMahon arrives at Bridge Avenue having been in charge of Dagenham in the Vanarama National League as recent as February. With the Daggers, the 40-year-old spent just over three years in charge which included a 12th-placed finish in his first full season before narrowly missing out on the play-offs by a point a season later.
With the aim of returning to the Football League for the first time since 2016, McMahon was dismissed with Dagenham sitting in tenth place.
Before his stint at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, the Irishman had managerial jobs at Ebbsfleet United and Macclesfield Town and had to deal with off-field issues with the latter due to their financial troubles.
In September, McMahon joined Leyton Orient as a development and set-piece coach but only spent three months in East London.
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— Hornchurch FC (@HornchurchFC) January 29, 2024
Speaking to the club’s website on his appointment, the former West Ham United academy midfielder is looking to continue the Urchins’ success this term.
“Both Steve (Gritt) and I are delighted to be joining the club at a very exciting time. The team has had an excellent season so far and I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the current staff and players in trying to win promotion to the National League South.”
McMahon will be in attendance for their trip to Folkestone Invicta tonight but his first game in charge will be the visit of Cheshunt on Saturday.