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Former QPR and Fulham star appointed Villa manager

Brevett takes up the reins at Rectory Meadow

Adopted west Londoner: Brevett played for both Fulham and QPR

Former QPR and Fulham defender Rufus Brevett has been appointed as the new manager at Combined Counties Premier side Hanworth Villa.

The 46 year old, who also turned out for Doncaster Rovers, West Ham United, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City and Oxford United, takes over from joint-managers Matt Grave and Adam Willis.

Grave and Willis themselves took over from Wayne Noad midway through the season, guiding the Villains to a seventh place finish and a Middlesex Senior Charity Cup final win.

Bedfont boy: Brevett cut his managerial teeth at The Orchard eight years ago

Derby-born Brevett is no stranger to west London, having made more than 300 appearances for the Rs and the Whites over 12 years in the 1990s and early 2000s.

He also started his management career in the area, when he was named in 2008 assistant manager at Bedfont, which is now one half of Bedfont & Feltham FC.

He has since been both manager and director of football at Arlesey Town and coach at Banbury United, both clubs in the Southern League.

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