New-season preparations behind Horsham managerial axing

JPCT 190115 S15031015x  Football. Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Herne Bay-photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150119-113914001

JPCT 190115 S15031015x Football. Ryman League South Division - Horsham v Herne Bay-photo by Steve Cobb SUS-150119-113914001

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A Horsham club statement has cited preparations for the new season as the reasoning behind tonight’s managerial axing.

Joint manager Cliff Cant and Anthony Storey were relieved of their duties after just three months at the helm after today’s 2-1 win over Corinthian Casuals.

The Hornets sit bottom of the Ryman League South Division eight points from safety with three games left to play.

A statement issued on Hornets Review said that results in the past two months have been disappointing and the duo have failed to progress club.

The full statement read: “Horsham Football Club has tonight asked the management duo of Anthony Storey and Cliff Cant to vacate their position with immediate effect.

“Despite today’s victory over Corinthian-Casuals, the club remains in a parlous position at the bottom of the table and thus needs to begin preparation for the new season immediately.

“Hornets chairman Kevin Borrett thanked both Storey and Cant for their efforts, which saw some early successes in January and kindled hope that Horsham would climb out of the relegation zone.

“However, results in February and March were disappointing and, though the pair were given time to turn things around, the club has failed to progress since the departure of player-manager Gary Charman at the end of last year.

“An announcement on their replacement will be announced later this week.”