PETER NOTT, manager of Division One South club Whitstable Town, has resigned after a run of ten defeats in 11 games which including instant exits from the FA Cup and FA Trophy.
Nott took over last season when the club looked doomed to relegation and lifted them out of the danger zone. There was great delight when the Oysternmen won their first two games this season but since then their form has collapsed.
He said: “Last night I contacted [chairman] Joe Brownett and [vice-chairman] Gary Johnson to request a meeting at the ground on Sunday morning. I asked for the meeting as I wanted to inform them personally of my reasons for handing in my resignation as I have the utmost respect for them both and appreciate the support they have always given to me.
"Anybody that knows me will tell you that I always give 100 per cent to any task that I take on and to be perfectly honest the bad run of results have really got to me lately and the job has stopped being enjoyable, and once that happens I think it is time for both parties to move on.
"Hopefully it will be recognized that our good run of form in the second half of last season helped us maintain our Ryman League status and I sincerely hope the boys stick together and get some wins under their belts to start climbing up the table again."
Brownett paid tribute to the professionalism Nott has shown during his time at Whitstable. “It#s always a difficult time when a manager that you get on well with is on such a poor run of form.
"We have stuck by Peter and although we accepted that he felt he was unable to carry on as manager of the club all involved are bitterly disappointed that he was not able to turn things around. But Peter is a realist; he knows that football is a results business and the buck stops with the manager. Peter goes with our best wishes for the future; he will always be welcome at the Belmont.”
Anyone interested in applying for the vacancy should contact Gary Johnson at the email address below.
WHAT IS RSS?:
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes most national and local news providers. Where you see the Image above on any news site, the site offers an RSS feed.
Enter the email address you used when you created your Goalrun account, and we'll send you a new temporary password and some instructions on how to get back into your Goalrun account.
To invite friends, family and team mates to the Goalrun community, simply enter their email addresses (separated by a comma) in the box below.
If you have spotted inappropriate or offensive content please click submit to let us know - please provide any additional information in the comment box below.
Rest assured we take these Reports very seriously and will address your concerns as a priority matter.