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Gary Hamilton adds two to Glenavon coaching staff after Paul Millar's departure

Gary Hamilton
Gary Hamilton
Kyle Neill is back at Glenavon.

Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton has moved quickly to bolster his backroom team after the departure of Paul Millar.

Millar had been Hamilton's number two since 2012 but left earlier this week to join close friend and newly appointed Glentoran manager Mick McDermott with significant investment thought to be close at the Oval.

Having seen first-team coach Kris Lindsay depart to take over as manager of Dungannon Swifts earlier this season, Millar's departure left Mark Ferguson as coach along with strength and conditioning coach Gerry Mulgrew and goalkeeping coach Reggie Hillen.

Hamilton has now brought former Glenavon player Kyle Neill back to the club while reserve team coach Andy Mathieson will also join the new-look first team staff.

Neill had this season been playing for promotion-chasing Portadown, having rejoined his hometown club after ending a seven-year spell as a player at Mourneview Park in 2017.

Hamilton and Neill spent much of their playing careers alongside one another, winning league titles at both Portadown and Glentoran and two Irish Cups at Glenavon.

Mathieson is another former Glentoran player and was the assistant manager at the Oval during Millar's spell in charge in 2006 and 2007.

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