Dave Tuttle appointed manager of AFC Aldermaston

Dave Tuttle.
Dave Tuttle.

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Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East side AFC Aldermaston have moved quickly to appoint Dave Tuttle as first team manager on Sunday 20th October.

The Atom Men parted company with boss Declan Jacob on Friday with the club in 11th place and just two league wins in 10 games.

A statement posted on the clubs twitter page said: “AFC Aldermaston can confirm this evening Dec Jacob has left the club by mutual consent. Announcement from the club is to follow over the next few days on a replacement. We would like to thank Dec for his efforts this season.”

New appointment

Tuttle, a former Millwall manager in 2005/06, has managed several sides locally including Bracknell Town, Newbury and Burnham, but it was at Henley Town that he enjoyed the most success, winning promotion from the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East to the Premier Division in 2011.

He was also previously chief scout at MK Dons and in charge of the youth setup at Swindon Town.

A statement on Tuttle’s arrival, released by the club says: “AFC Aldermaston are extremely pleased to announce that Dave Tuttle has joined the club as First Team Manager.

“Chairman Martin Desay states he is pleased to attract a manager of Dave’s calibre and experience to the club. He has managed and played for clubs from all levels of football. We are excited to have this opportunity to work together build and a great future for the club.”

First up for Tuttle in the AFC Aldermaston hot seat will be a trip to Kidlington Development on Tuesday 22nd October, a Division One East fixture.

Playing career

A former professional footballer, Mortimer born Tuttle was a defender at Tottenham Hotspur where he made 13 first team appearances between 1990 and 1993.

He subsequently made 63 appearances for Sheffield United and 80 for Crystal Palace before moving on to Barnsley and via a loan at Wycombe Wanderers, Millwall, where he retired in 2003.

Read more: David Tuttle remembers a defining moment at Tottenham Hotspur

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