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Gary Phillips (footballer)

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Full nameGary Phillips
Place of birthSt Albans, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Gary Phillips (born 20 September 1961) is a retired football goalkeeper who was last attached to Hemel Hempstead Town as manager.

He started his career as a schoolboy at Southampton before moving to non-League Chalfont St Peter in 1978. He moved to Brighton & Hove Albion the same year. Phillips joined West Bromwich Albion in 1979, but failed to make an appearance in two years. He dropped back into non-League football signing for Barnet in 1981 before being sold to Brentford for £5,000. He then joined Reading, where he was loaned out to Barnet and Hereford United.

Phillps rejoined Barnet on a permanent basis in 1989, where he eventually became player-manager in 1993. He was appointed as player-manager of Aylesbury United in March 1996, but left in November 2007, before returning as player-manager in October 1999. In between appointments at Aylesbury, Phillips had a spell playing for Aldershot Town. He left Aylesbury in November 2001. Phillips joined Hemel Hempstead Town as manager in 2001, but quit after just 17 games. After a number of coaching roles, he was appointed as manager of Grays Athletic until the end of the 2008 - 09 season, before being reappointed as manager the following season taking over from Craig Edwards. He left Grays in early September, after the club announced their intentions to look for a new manager. Phillips was appointed manager of Hemel Hempstead Town in October, before being sacked in March 2010.


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