Manager Kelvin Davis stays on at Eastleigh

Manager Kelvin Davis has been rewarded by Eastleigh for keeping them in the National League with a three-year contract after his previous short-term deal expired at the end of the season.

The former Southampton goalkeeper, who has been popular figure at the club since joining in February, is enjoying his first stint as a manager since retiring from the game in 2016.

The Spitfires brought in Davis to replace Richard Hill, in his third stint in charge of the Hampshire side, after he got sacked due to a poor run of results since their magical FA Cup run earlier in the campaign.

The Saints legend went on to say to describe the task on hand after putting pen to paper for the Spitfires.

“It’s really important to understand that the project at Eastleigh FC is a big one and one we’re really excited to get our teeth into,” explains Davis.

“Myself and Danny Butterfield (assistant manager) have seen the potential since we’ve come into the club.

“Every time I’ve been coming to the club, it’s taking steps forward each time that I’m in the environment.

“It’s great that we can be part of the future of the football club and hopefully build something that can progress in the years to come.”

There has also been some movement on the player front as the National League side announced today that 12 players have left the club after their contracts expired at the end of the season.

There is a mix of senior and academy players that have left the Silverlake Stadium as the new era under Davis will start in July when pre-season kicks off for the 2024/25 season.