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Kingstonian FC Appoint New First Team Manager

New K's manager Lee O'Leary in his playing days.

Former K's player and last season's assistant manager Lee O'Leary takes over the reins.

Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Lee O'Leary as First Team Manager.

Lee returned to the K's in February 2022 as assistant manager to Hayden Bird, and was a popular member of the Kingstonian midfield between 2015 and 2017, making 65 appearances in all and scoring three goals.

Before his Kingstonian playing days, he made 290 appearances for Hendon (scoring 27 times) in a number of spells for the Greens after initially signing from Brook House in 2006. He also had stints as a player with Chertsey Town, AFC Wimbledon and Wealdstone, and he had a brief spell at Canvey Island in between his two Kingstonian stays.

After leaving Kingstonian, he moved to Potters Bar Town in 2017 and was a vital part of their campaign that saw them promoted to the Isthmian League Premier Division. When manager James Duncan left for Chesham United in October 2018, Lee stepped up to become player-manager with Scott Cousins. He retired as a player and took charge as manager on his own and in 2019 took the Scholars to their best ever FA Cup run when over 2000 people watched them draw at home to Barnet in the Fourth Qualifying Round, a match streamed live on the BBC Sport website.

Lee resigned as Scholars manager in January 2022 before being invited back to the K's upon assistant manager Jamie Howell's departure for Bognor Regis Town.

Everyone at Kingstonian Football Club would like to welcome Lee to the top job, and we look forward to preparing for the 2022-23 season.

Published Tuesday 7th June 2022