Chelmsford City part company with manager Rod Stringer, making it the second managerial casualty of the day, following Tim Flowers at Solihull Moors.
The Clarets currently sit 9th in the National League South table, the exact same position as Moors a league higher.
THE CLUB STATEMENT:
Further announcements will be made regarding the rest of the management team as soon as discussions have been finalised.
Chairman Steve Shore said:
“Rod and his team have provided many moments that will go down in the Club’s history, including three years in the play offs and three Essex Senior Cup finals, for which we will always be grateful. However, performances this season have not reached those of previous years and as such, the Board have decided that a change is now required.
“The process to find a suitable replacement begins immediately. The Board are unanimous in believing that the successful candidate will be the person that provides the best balance between proven managerial success and the ability to inspire and support the delivery of the Club’s 10-year vision, as an Ambassador for the many elements of our Community.
“Arrangements for the interim leadership of our first team whilst the recruitment process is completed, will be confirmed within the next 48 hours.
“In the meantime, I know you will join me in wishing Rod well for the future.
“As usual, but now more than ever, your support is critical to the success of the Club, so please continue to get behind the team and give them every encouragement because the push toward the top end of the table plus the hunt for silverware in the FA Trophy and the Essex Senior Cup will continue through to the end of the season.”
Fans gave their reaction after finding out that Chelmsford City part company with their manager…
Rod done a fantastic job at the club. Big opportunity and for me @jodybrown2012 should be seriously considered after his recent role with the Daggers.
— Jim Cooper (@Coops_68) January 28, 2020
Didn’t see that coming to be honest, perhaps the Hungerford defeat was the final straw. Thanks for the memories Rod and best wishes for the future. ⚽️⚽️
— Paul Barrett (@Paulsb69) January 28, 2020
And regardless of the recent result he has done so much for us off the pitch, I hope he does well in his next job
— Jamie?? (@JamiepdLOFC) January 28, 2020
I did not see that coming. Its a shame he has not left on a high.
— William Cresswell (@BumbleCresswell) January 28, 2020
@rod_stringer Big big shame. All the best Rod. Thanks for the memories. So near…….
— Trevor Franklin (@TrevorRFranklin) January 28, 2020
Announce tim flowers
— rich harvey (@h6vry) January 28, 2020
— Tom Hunter (@TomHunterAVFC) January 28, 2020
Bit harsh though no?
— Aidan Steers (@AidanSteers23) January 28, 2020
— RandomBlue (@BlueRandoms) January 28, 2020