Craig Holloway and Simon Osborn named joint Margate managers
Margate duo Craig Holloway and Simon Osborn have been handed the managerial reins at Hartsdown Park.
Goalkeeper Holloway was orignally named as caretaker manager of the Ryman League Premier Division club when former boss Chris Kinnear left to take over at Dover Athletic in January.
Holloway installed Osborn as his assistant and the duo were soon given the roles until the end of the season.
But now the club have decided to make the pair joint managers, and have given them a deal which runs until the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
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The duo endured a difficult start to their reign suffering four defeats in their first five games at the helm. But since then the Blues have won six and drawn three of their last ten games, losing just once, at home to second-placed Wealdstone.
Gate are sitting nicely in the Ryman League Premier Division play-off places, currently fifth with a five-point cushion to sixth-place and look well set for an assault on the play-offs for the first time in the club's history.
Both men were delighted to accept the club's offer.
Holloway said he was "pleased", going on to say: "We've got to get in the play-offs."
Meanwhile, on twitter, Osborn tweeted: "Pleased to accept offer of Margate. Myself and Craig will endeavour to bring success and good football to the supporters.
"Been great to be back involved at this level and the support of all players and staff at the club has been great. Long may it continue."