TERRY SKIVERTON FACTFILE
Born: London, 1975 (Age 39) Playing Career: A centre-half, Skiverton began his career at Chelsea in 1993 and spent time on loan at Norwegian side Sandefjord BK and Third Division Wycombe prior to his release (without making a Blues appearance) in 1996. He then joined Wycombe on a permanent deal but played just ten times before dropping into the Conference with Welling. After two years and 73 games with the Wings, Skiverton joined Yeovil in the summer of 1999. Victory in the FA Trophy in 2001-02 was followed a year later by the Conference title and promotion to the Football League for the first time in Yeovil’s history. After a year of stabilisation, Skiverton skippered the Glovers to the League Two title in 2005 and in 2007 to the League One play-off final where they were beaten 2-0 by Blackpool. He retired in 2010 having scored 42 goals in 382 games. Skiverton also made four appearances for the England C side. Managerial Career: Appointed playermanager in February 2009, Skiverton saved the Glovers from relegation in his first season, rising from the bottom of League One to 17th by the end of the season. He then led Yeovil to finishes of 15th and 14th before stepping down to assistant to make way for former manager Gary Johnson in January 2012. As a No.2, Skiverton helped Johnson guide the Glovers to a fourth-place finish and promotion via the play-offs to the Championship in 2013, though they were relegated after a single season. Now, following Johnson’s dismissal, he is back as acting manager for the “foreseeable future”.