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Andy Hessenthaler

Andy Hessenthaler
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Hessenthaler
Date of birth17 August 1965(age 51)
Place of birthDartford, England
Height5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Playing positionMidfielder (retired)

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Andrew "Andy" Hessenthaler (born 17 August 1965 in Dartford, Kent) is an English football manager and former player, currently in his second spell as manager of Gillingham. Hessenthaler began his career in non-league football and did not turn professional until he joined Watford at the age of 26. In 1996, he joined Gillingham and spent the next ten years at the club as player and later player-manager, managing the club to its highest ever finish in the English football league system and becoming regarded as a legend of the Kent club. After leaving Gillingham, he had a short spell at Barnet before joining Dover Athletic in 2007. In his two seasons in charge he led the club to successive championships, of Isthmian League Division One South and the Isthmian League Premier Division. After three years at Dover, he became manager at Gillingham for the second time.

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