Rebels to wait on new boss decision

Both Lee Brace and Kieran Collins has left Worthing
Both Lee Brace and Kieran Collins has left Worthing

WORTHING Football Club will wait until next week to make any announcement on a possible new manager.

Rebels’ chairman Lee Noakes has confirmed the club will hold a board meeting early next week to discuss the vacant managerial position.

This comes after Lee Brace left the club last week citing that he could no longer work with certain members of the board of directors.

Rebels released a statement on Thursday evening stating that joint manager Brace had resigned from his post, but then attempted to withdraw his resignation, only for the club to reject it on a majority decision after “careful consideration”.

Fellow joint manager Kieran Collins was also released from his position and Mick Fogden and Jon Meeney took caretaker charge of Rebels’ 3-2 defeat at home to Hastings on Saturday.

The episode was the latest in a string of events which has rocked the club in the past month after Rebels were charged by the Ryman League following a mid-air incident on the flight home from Guernsey.

Noakes said: “There has been no development on the manager front at the moment. We have a board meeting on Monday where I will propose my idea for the season and, once that has been ratified, or hopefully been ratified by the board, we can make an announcement.

“I’d like to have someone in place by the end of the season, rather than in the summer. It’s better to have someone come in sooner, rather than later.”

Noakes also confirmed the club sent its appeal to the Ryman League over the Guernsey incidents on Tuesday morning.

The club’s two directors, three players and a coach, who were charged by the league for “bringing the competition into disrepute”, have their meeting on December 12.