Still returns to Dagenham

John Still
John Still

Former Luton Town boss John Still has returned to manage former club Dagenham & Redbridge on an 18-month deal.

The 65-year-old left Luton earlier this month after the 4-3 home defeat by Northampton Town, while Daggers sacked Wayne Burnett just days later.

“I’ve come back and it’s like putting on an old pair of slippers, they just fitted back in really.”

John Still

It will be Still’s third spell in charge at Victoria Road after leading them between 1992-1994 and then a lengthy tenure from 2004 to 2013, as they rose to the heights of League One.

He left Dagenham to take over at Luton in February 2013, guiding the Hatters back into the Football League, before his departure two weeks ago.

Dagenham chairman David Bennett told the club’s website: “I’m absolutely delighted to have John back, in the situation that we find ourselves in, I truly believe that he is the right man to turn things around.”

The east London club are struggling at the bottom of the table, although Still watching as they won 3-1 at Stevenage on Monday.

The ex-Town chief added: “I’m delighted. The club has been important to me since I was 15 years old. I’ve spent a lot of time here as a supporter, player and manager. We’re in a difficult position so it’s really important we can try and do some things that can keep us in the Football League.

“It doesn’t feel weird to be back here to be honest. There’s no real changes. I’ve come back and it’s like putting on an old pair of slippers, they just fitted back in really.

“The staff and people around the ground are similar. There is no real settling in period now. It’s just a case of getting to know the players and trying to get results that are much needed.”