CHAIRMAN Martyn Harrison said Garry Hill’s appointment reafirms his financial commitment to Weymouth.

The resort hotel owner insisted he never intended walking away from the Terras despite threatening to quit during a heated internet-based row less than 24 hours before Hill’s unveiling.

Harrison hailed Hill and new backroom staff Kevin Hales and Gary Calder as the team to bring back the glory days to the Conference South club.

He said: “We believe we’ve found the right team for the job and Garry’s three-year deal, which is a sensible contract, is an indication of that.

‘At no stage have I wavered and neither have the rest of the board – we have stuck together from when I joined and we’ll continue to do that.

“Despite a few hiccups along the way, my aim remains the same – to get this club into the Football League – and with Garry and his team we can do that.

“We needed a winner so we put our money where our mouth is and in Garry we’ve got that winner

“I want us to be at the top of the league next season but, on a personal level, I also want be able to walk around the ground on matchdays and be happy.

Harrison said Hill’s self-belief was a major reason for his appointment over a string of other candidates.

He said: “When I was negotiating with Garry I half-jokingly offered him a bonus if we win the play-off final.

“He replied ‘I’ll have it’ which was great to hear.

“That’s exactly what we want to hear because it shows he’s confident – now we need that confidence to transfer to the players out on the pitch.”

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