Terry Skiverton

Terry Skiverton

First date in charge: 18/02/2009

Last date in charge: 09/04/2015

Number of games in charge: 157

Number of seasons in charge: 3

Terry Skiverton 18/02/2009 - 09/01/2012 & 04/02/2015 – 09/04/2015

1st Spell – Played 144, Won 38, Drew 41, Lost 65, Win Rate 26.39%

2nd Spell – Played 13, Won 2, Drew 2, Lost 9, Win Rate 15.38%

Combined - Played 157, Won 40, Drew 43, Lost 74, Win Rate 25.48%

In keeping with the finest footballing traditions of promoting from within, Terry Skiverton was appointed Yeovil manager in February 2009. He had been captain during the successful times under Gary Johnson, and as captain had the respect of the players and fans.

Born in Mile End, East London in June 1975, Skiverton had joined Chelsea in 1991. He didn’t manage to make an appearance, but went out on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, eventually making the move permanent. He then had a spell at Welling United before Colin Lippiatt brought him to Somerset as a player in 1999. Skiverton made 382 appearances in all competitions for Yeovil Town scoring 42 goals.

He was announced as Yeovil’s player-manager, but shortly after his appointment he hung up his boots to concentrate on management. This was his first appointment and like any other manager he made mistakes. His status at the club helped him along, but he never looked comfortable in the hot-seat. When Gary Johnson returned in January 2012, Skiverton stood down and became assistant to his former manager.

He took the reins again when Johnson was sacked, but was happy to continue as assistant when Paul Sturrock was appointed. Some people are best suited to being a right hand man, rather than in charge, and Skiverton appeared to be one of those, albeit a very good one.