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Club Statement

Burgess Hill Town FC Ltd.

A statement from the Chairman - following the announcement that the club has parted company with First Team Head Coach, Simon Wormull.

“After Tuesday’s game at Whyteleafe, I met with Simon Wormull and it was agreed that he would step down with immediate effect. Results this season have fallen far below expectations and ultimately it is the manager who has to accept responsibility for that. It was not an easy decision; in the year or so that Simon has been at the Club I have appreciated his honesty and integrity and there is no doubt that he is an excellent coach. We all appreciate and thank Simon for his hard work and dedication to the club. Nevertheless, football is an unforgiving mistress and although it is a well worn cliché, it is all about results and these have simply not been good enough.

“We all appreciate and thank Simon for his hard work and dedication to the club.”

It is a great tribute to Simon that the playing squad remained loyal to him throughout and were disappointed to see him go. However, I and my fellow directors felt that a change was necessary and it had to be done promptly to ensure that there is enough time for a new manager to get our season back on track. As to who that will be I hope to announce as soon as I can. There are a number of candidates who have shown an interest and the directors will work hard to ensure we get the right man.”

We would like to wish Simon every success in the future.