SHRIVENHAM have moved quickly to fill their managerial vacancy by appointing former Fairford Town boss Gareth Davies as their new manager.

The Barrington Park club announced yesterday that they had relieved Michael McNally and assistant Mark Stevens of their duties at the Hellenic League Division One West club and have wasted no time in bringing in Davies, who led Fairford Town to the title in the same division last season before stepping down at Cinder Lane.

Shrivenham chairman Matt Hirst said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to attract a manager with such experience to the club.

“Gareth spent three years at Fairford Town and led them to last season’s Hellenic League One West championship before he stepped down and he’s the sort of manager that will professionalise what we do on the pitch and take us to the next level.

“I’ve said it before that we’re making massive strides off the pitch, but on the pitch is an even more important area to get things right and with what Gareth will bring to the club, it gives us every opportunity to push in the right direction.”

Davies' record at Fairford saw them claim the league title by 11 points last term, with 24 wins from their 30 games.

He will be joined at Shrivenham by his former assistant managers Chris Robinson and Ady Roper, reuniting with goalkeeper Mike Alexander to complete the successful quartet at Fairford.

Davies' team will meet the players at Wednesday evening training before taking charge of the side for the first time in Saturday's Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy first round tie at Reading YMCA.