Took over as caretaker manager a couple of days into the New Year following the dismissal of Dave Anderson. Previously manager of the Saints from October 2003 through to October 2004, resigned following a defeat at Weston-super-Mare that left City rooted to the foot of the table. A former player for the Saints, 61 games and three goals, he had a lengthy professional career taking in spells with Leyton Orient (257 league apps, 56 goals), Plymouth Argyle (101-35), Birmingham City (23-1), Gillingham (6-1) and Peterborough United (102-17). After an indifferent start to his second spell as City manager his side embarked on a seven match unbeaten run â€“ six during March 2008 â€“ that culminated in him winning his first Conference South Manager of the Month award. Having admitted that it seemed likely City would be relegated he had the satisfaction of leading the Saints to safety in the penultimate match of the season. Is also a scout for the England U19s and runs the Oaklands Youth Development project.