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Hill returning to the Oval as boss of Glentoran reserves

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/06/2015

Footballer Jason Hill
Footballer Jason Hill

Glentoran have appointed former Oval favourite Jason Hill as manager of the club's second string.

Hill retired from playing 12 months ago, at the relatively young age of 32, but has now made a swift return to the club where he spent almost his entire career.

Although this is his first venture into coaching at senior level, Hill is perfectly suited to guiding the next generation of Glens talent as he knows what it takes to make it at The Oval.

He came through the ranks himself before making a move to Ards.

An east Belfast native, he returned to the Glens and established himself as an integral part of the first team at left back, despite breaking through as a striker in his teens.

He went on to play in the 2009 league title winning team and was also part of their Irish Cup success in 2013, making 327 appearances in all.

Hill had looked like he was on the verge of a playing return, with Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton keen to add his former Glens team mate to the squad that finished third in the Danske Bank Premiership last season.

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