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News Archive > Sport > Blazey on the lookout for new boss

Blazey on the lookout for new boss

By Gareth Rowett 3rd May 2017

Blazey on the lookout for new boss
STANDING DOWN: Ex-St Blazey boss Lee Britchford

ST BLAZEY will be looking for a new manager after the club announced that Lee Britchford has stood down from his role.

Word that Britchford was standing down at the end of the season came to the Voice’s attention late last week and this was confirmed by George Allen, who also announced that he was standing down as first-team football secretary this summer.

A statement released by Mr Allen read: “I can confirm that Lee Britchford has now stood down as first-team manager of St Blazey Football Club.

“It was with reluctance that Lee had made this decision but was put in a position that it was the only choice he had.

“He felt that under the circumstances the club needs to take on someone local with the knowledge of local football to help the club move forward.”

Argyle youth coach Britchford was appointed manager earlier this season but was unable to stop the rot as Blazey slipped closer and closer to the foot of the table.

Eventually Newquay’s up turn in fortunes and Blazey’s poor run of form saw the Green and Blacks finish at the foot of the table and relegation to Division One West confirmed.

Mr Allen confirmed that he would also be standing down from his role and added: “I myself as first-team football secretary have advised the chairman I am standing down as from May 14, after the presentation night.

“I have enjoyed, without question, the work involved with the football at the club, working with the manager and the players. My only concern at St Blazey was the football, nothing else.

“Sadly all of this was carried out with no appreciation whatsoever from the club, except of course from the Manager and players. I now feel enough is enough.

“To all the supporters I had the pleasure of meeting both at home and away games, I would like to thank you all for the times we had, be the good or bad days. Please keep supporting your club and hope for a better season to come.”

The club are inviting applicants for the vacant position of first-team manager and anyone that is interested to contact chairman Martin Richards, in confidence, on 07596 765983.

By Gareth Rowett 3rd May 2017

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