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Isthmian League club appoint their FIFTH manager of the season

Isthmian League club Basildon United have appointed their FIFTH manager of the season in former footballer Alex Salmon.

It came hours after they had parted company with interim manager Kris Newby, who managed to pull off a 4-2 win against Grays Athletic in his first match in charge back on New Year’s Day.

However since then, they picked up a defeat and two draws, leaving them 18th in the North Division, and nine points ahead of bottom side Romford.

CLUB STATEMENT:

“Basildon United Football Club are delighted to announce the arrival of Alex Salmon as first team manager.

“Alex joins the club from Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties side Burnham Ramblers, where he has forged a reputation for not only bringing talented local youngsters through the ranks, but also for turning things around on the pitch for this well respected Essex club.

“A former player for senior local sides such as Enfield, Southend Manor and indeed ourselves, Alex said, “I am excited to be joining Basildon United at the start of this new project. I understand the local community and really buy into the club’s plans. It is part of my philosophy that I am a manager of a club and not just a first team.”

“I am sure that you will join the management committee in welcoming Alex to the club and wish him every success as he embarks on this exciting new journey with us.”

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BASILDON UNITED’S LAST FIVE MANAGERS:

JOHN SUSSEX – Appointed March 2019, Resigned November 2019
GLEN KENDALL – Appointed November 2019, Sacked November 2019
LEE CONNOR (caretaker) – Appointed November 2019, Replaced December 2019
KRIS NEWBY (interim player manager) – Appointed December 2019, Departed January 2020
ALEX SALMON (current manager) – Appointed January 2020 – Present

TWITTER REACTION:

@olvrsrb: Class manager you have your selves there! Good luck Alex

@LeeHugh49121550: All the best Alex top bloke top guy and football through and through. Well done mate

@FrancescoZabot1: Truly hope you smash it bro, there aren’t better people in football than you…good luck 👊🏽

@Jason_HSFC: Good luck @alexsalmon17 👍 ⚽️

@miri990_: @alexsalmon17 all the very best Alex go smash it mate

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