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Steve King

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Steve King began his managerial career at Lewes, taking them from Isthmian League Division One South to the Football Conference in the space of five years, a period which included three titles and two other top five finishes.

He is the most successful manager in Conference South history finishing first, second, third, fourth and fifth and reached the Play-off Finals three times as well.

After a brief spell as caretaker manager in the Conference with Northwich Victoria, his next destination was Farnborough, with whom he won the Southern League Premier title in his first year in charge. In his second season at Farnborough, he managed to guide them to second place in the Conference South, losing in the Play-off final.

He returned to Lewes for a second spell where he left them in third place in the league to join pastures new at Macclesfield Town F.C. in the summer of 2012-13.

The Silkmen remained in contention for the Play-offs throughout the campaign, making club history in the FA Cup by reaching the fourth round for the first time in their 139 year history. A 1-0 defeat against eventual winners Wigan Athletic was scant reward for a performance in which the underdogs dominated large parts of the game.

Arriving late in the season 2013-14 at Whitehawk, where relegation looked a certainty, King kept the Hawks in the division and signed a two year contract. His second season saw Whitehawk finish fourth eventually losing in the Play-off final, in extra time at Boreham Wood.

In the 2015-16 season Whitehawk qualified for the 2nd round of the FA Cup, losing to Dagenham & Redbridge in a replay for their furthest penetration in the competition before again reaching the play-offs.

King returned for his second spell at Whitehawk after leaving Conference leaders Dagenham & Redbridge, where he was Head of Recruitment. He then went back to Whitehawk in last place in the division and twenty-two points adrift of their nearest rivals at Christmas. Whitehawk nearly pulled off the most amazing escape by gaining thirty-four points, only bettered by the top two in the division. In May he signed a two year contract with Welling United F.C.

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