Andy Hessenthaler has returned to Gillingham as assistant manager, the club have confirmed.

Former Gills favourite Hessenthaler, who made over 300 appearances for the club as a player, returns to the Sky Bet League 1 side following two previous spells as manager at the Priestfield Stadium.

The 48-year-old spent last season scouting for promoted Burnley but will now work alongside current Gills manager Peter Taylor having played under him during Gillingham's promotion-winning season of 1999/2000.