Dean joins Burgess Hill Town FC with his coaching staff of Will Hendon, Ross Ball and Steve Carlsberg following a very successful period of managing Lancing FC, guiding them to their highest ever finish in the Isthmian South East division.

The club would like to thank Lewis Taylor and Dean Sammut who managed the team for the final 7 games of last season and successfully preserved our proud Isthmian League status.

Dean played professionally for Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Leyton Orient FC and Crawley Town FC, he played non-league for Eastbourne Borough FC and Worthing FC and had a very notable time playing for Burgess Hill Town where he quickly became a fan favourite.

Managing Director Vince Alfieri commented, “Firstly, I would like to thank Lewis Taylor and his assistant Dean Sammut for stepping in for the last 7 games of last season and keeping the club in the division on the final day. Reviewing last season, we recognise that for a club with our amazing fanbase, simply surviving in the league is not acceptable and therefore we have a strong ambition to move the club forward both on and off the pitch.

In Dean and his team, myself and the board truly know we have the right people to transform our playing squad and develop a high-performance culture around the team, this will enable us to win more football matches and compete at the top end of the league”

This what the new manager had to say “Over the moon to get this fantastic opportunity. Vince and I have spoke at length, me and my coaching staff are really excited to be part of this clubs plans moving forward. I have played here over 2 stints, I remember all the faces and names of people who are still fans now so I know I will have a great backing, we need to hit the ground running, we need to retain players and we also of course need to bring in players and make sure our team is a exciting team to watch and very competitive in the league.

Of course I have played professionally for Brighton And Hove Albion, Leyton Orient and Crawley as well as playing for Eastbourne Borough and Worthing, I feel that experience has helped me no end.
Me and my coaching staff can’t wait to get going and we look forward to hopefully creating lots of memories here at Burgess Hill!
See you soon, Coxy.”

Dean and his management team will begin work straight away on plans for next season.

Welcome back to the club, Coxy!