The board have stated that the Football Development Director, Colin Gordon, will take over temporary first team duties, starting with the Bromley game tomorrow evening, until a new head coach is appointed.
Gary Whild first arrived at Aggborough as Steve Burrs assistant in 2010 and his knowledge of the lower league scene was invaluable in finding promising young players (some may say that Steve Guinan was also knowledgeable in that respect too) including Matty Blair, Jamille Matt, Nathan Blissett, Marvin Johnson and Chey Dunkley who have all since gone to higher placed clubs. Joe Lolley is believed to have been a Guinan find.
Following the dismissal of Steve Burr, for reasons still clearly unknown, Andy Thorn was bought in as manager but that was a total disaster that lasted just a few weeks so Whild was given the job of saving our season and the then boards arses. Although he arrested the slide his record has been poor with just thirteen wins in seventy four games with no wins at all this season in the first eleven game. Relegation form!
Admittedly Whild has had to manage the team with one arm tied behind his back due to poor boardroom personnel before the arrival of Rod Brown once the cancer of Mark Serrell was removed. That doesn't excuse the poor quality fare the fans have had to put up with this season from the poor quality players put in front of us.
Hopefully the board will think long and hard about Whilds replacement and we can once more regain some pride in OUR club.
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