Aldershot Town name Andy Scott as new boss
February 22, 2013
ALDERSHOT Town have appointed Andy Scott as their new manager just days after the sacking of Dean Holdsworth.
The former Brentford boss comes in at the EBB Stadium with Terry Bullivant as his assistant, the pair having previously taken the Bees to the League Two title in the 2008/09 season.
Scott and Bullivant have penned deals to run until the end of next season.
The club said in a statement: "Having drawn up a shortlist of credible candidates since the departure of Dean Holdsworth, the board of directors felt that the experienced team of Andy and Terry offered the football club a real opportunity of making progress in the immediate and longer term.
"Following successful negotiations late into Thursday evening, Andy and Terry accepted the offer after meeting the board."
Scott and Bullivant, who spent three seasons together at Griffin Park with Brentford, will be officially introduced to Shots fans at Saturday's vital home league clash against Fleetwood Town.
Holdsworth was sacked this week after two years in charge, despite Aldershot Town pulling themselves out of the League Two relegation places with victory over Torquay United on Tuesday night.
He ultimately paid the price for a poor run of results which had yielded just seven points from seven games.
Holdsworth admitted his sacking had come "out of the blue", adding: "I felt that lifting the club out of the bottom four after a fantastic result against Torquay [was good enough], and the last 20-odd games have been well above-average results for a club of our stature at this moment."
Scott had been the overwhelming bookies favourite to take over the role, with former Farnborough, Stevenage and Preston manager Graham Westley and ex-Shot Paul Buckle also being linked to the job.