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Experienced former EFL player turned manager leaves Leatherhead for Fleet Town

Experienced former EFL player turned non league manager Jermaine McGlashan leaves Leatherhead in favour of a move for Fleet Town.

Leatherhead said via a tweet on Sunday: “Leatherhead Football Club can confirm Jermaine McGlashan has left to accept the Manager’s position at Fleet Town. The Club would like to go on record in thanking Jermaine and wishing him well at the Combined Counties Club.”

The Tanners currently sit 15th in the Isthmian League – South Central Division with 15 points from 15 games played.

Meanwhile, Fleet Town are 17th in the Combined Counties League Premier Division South, with 9 points from 14 games played.

McGlashan also tweeted: “Today I’m stepping down from my role at @LeatherheadFC. Honestly, since the day I walked in 11 months ago now, the support for me has been amazing. I’ve felt part of the @ClubTanners club ever since. So for that. Thank you.

“I’d like to thank, @micksullivan33 for all the support on & off the pitch, always on the end of the phone if I needed anything.

“To all the staff, all the fantastic volunteers around the club, I’m really going to miss you all. I’ll no doubt be down to a game in the near future.

“To @luketuffs a selfless human being, a man with a huge future in the game, and someone I owe a huge amount to, thanks for the opportunity and trust you put into me, allowed me to grow & develop.

“I am absolutely delighted to be named the manager of @FCFleetTown, can’t wait to get started with this fantastic club. #FT2GETHER #COYB ⚪️🔵”

McGlashan was born in Croydon in London. He started his career in Tooting & Mitcham United’s youth team before moving to Staines Town.

McGlashan signed in October 2006 for Staines Town’s first team. He was then loaned to Bracknell Town under dual registration terms. He joined Kingstonian in the summer 2008 and was then loaned to Raynes Park Vale during the 2008-09 season. McGlashan left Merstham in July 2009 to join Ashford Town (Middlesex), where he continued his journey until December 2009.

McGlashan was a trialist for Bristol Rovers and Hayes & Yeading United in the summer 2010 before signing for Aldershot Town, a one-year contract. He made his professional debut on the 10th August as a substitute for Watford in the Carabao Cup.

Cheltenham Town signed Jermaine McGlashan to a 2 and a half year contract on the 20th January 2012. This was in response to competition from Gillingham League Two rivals. The reported £50-60,000. McGlashan was the first Cheltenham player signed during a January transfer window that required payment. McGlashan scored his first Cheltenham Town goal against Burton Albion in an at-home match on the 25th February 2012. McGlashan was also awarded the Man of the Match award by the club that day. McGlashan quit the club after he rejected a contract extension with the Robins. He also considered other offers from League One, Two, and Scottish League clubs. McGlashan signed a two-year contract with League One side Gillingham. He was then released after his two-year stint at the club.

McGlashan signed a two-year contract with League One club Southend United. There was also the possibility of signing for a third. He was released from the club at the end of 2017-18 season and he then joined Swindon Town.

McGlashan signed on the 7th March 2019 for Wrexham, on loan from Swindon. He was there until the end 2018-19 season. Manager Richie Wellens had stated that he did not intend to include McGlashan in the squad for the next season. McGlashan was then sent on loan to Chesterfield, a National League side, until January 2020. McGlashan was released in January 2020 by Swindon.

McGlashan was released from Swindon and joined Ebbsfleet United until the end 2019-20 season.

McGlashan announced in September 2020 that he had signed for the Cypriot Second Division side Akritas Chlorakas. He played 12 matches, then signed for Maidstone United, before joining Leatherhead.

McGlashan was appointed joint manager of the under-18 team at Ashford Town (Middlesex) in June 2021 and in the summer of 2021, he signed for National League South side Maidstone United following his return from Cyprus. Having been restricted to appearances mainly from the bench, he left for Isthmian League Premier Division side Leatherhead as player/assistant manager on the 8th of January 2022. In November 2022 he was appointed manager of Fleet Town.


2006–2008 – Staines Town
2007–2008 → Bracknell Town (dual registration)
2008–2009 – Kingstonian
2008–2009 → Raynes Park Vale (loan)
2009 – Merstham – 24 games (3 goals)
2009–2010 – Ashford Town (Middlesex) – 20 games (0 goals)
2010–2012 – Aldershot Town – 61 games (5 goals)
2012–2014 – Cheltenham Town – 104 games (12 goals)
2014–2016 – Gillingham – 57 games (5 goals)
2016–2018 – Southend United – 45 games (4 goals)
2018–2020 – Swindon Town – 24 games (0 goals)
2019 → Wrexham (loan) – 7 games (1 goal)
2019–2020 → Chesterfield (loan) – 14 games (0 goals)
2020 – Ebbsfleet United – 10 games (0 goals)
2020–2021 – Akritas Chlorakas – 12 games (0 goals)
2021–2022 – Maidstone United – 13 games (0 goals)
2022 – Leatherhead

This is what was said by Twitter users as the experienced former EFL player turned manager leaves Leatherhead for Fleet Town…

@SKontheradio: What a top appointment, well done @trixandTj and all concerned.

@a_words_4: Congrats Glash, all the best mate

@5parky76: Good luck mate. Top top guy and still so much to offer on the pitch as well. All the best 👍🏼

@dannydudley_: All the best Glash 👊🏻

@007claw: Fantastic appointment!!

@jjwmoney: Good luck in your new job Glash. Thanks for all you did for The Tanners.

@goughy16: Love that @MGlashan17 go smash it my man 💪🏼💪🏼💙

@LucasBeale6: Welcome Jermaine COYB

@DarrenM11201525: @MGlashan17 It’s been a real pleasure getting to know you during the process, and we all can’t wait to get started! @FCFleetTown

@JCON_93: Jermaine McGlashan is a manager. I’m officially old

@aaron32745147: my guy all the best bro 👏🏿👏🏿

@CoachHWard: Good luck mate, fully deserve the opportunity! Wish you all the most success @MGlashan17

@Tanner1962: All the best Glash and thanks for all you did for our club @LeatherheadFC

@ryanpeyo87: Congratulations on the new role sir, go smash it.

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