Charman confirms he’s been released from Horsham

Football.Ryman League South Division. Horsham v Guernsey. Action from the match. Picture Liz Pearce. LP270914FH21 SUS-140927-202047008
Football.Ryman League South Division. Horsham v Guernsey. Action from the match. Picture Liz Pearce. LP270914FH21 SUS-140927-202047008
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Club legend Gary Charman has confirmed he has been released by Horsham this week.

The Hornets stalwart resigned as manager at the start of January and told the West Sussex County Times at the time he would not play again for the club.

Rumours had emerged over the past week that he may return to don the shirt for the remainder of the season after recovering from injury.

But the versatile defender come striker has confirmed that will not be the case and said he requested to have his registration cancelled this week.

He tweeted: “I have left @HorshamFC I wish them all the best, great club, the best supporters, made some of my best friends whilst playing and managing.”

The 34-year-old, speaking exclusively to the West Sussex County Times back in January, said: “I cannot see myself coming back and playing for Horsham.

“I think it will hurt far too much walking in the changing room and just being a player.

“It hurts even more so having so many great memories and being 20 or 30 appearances off the all-time record - it was a hell of a decision.”

Charman’s time at Horsham has spanned 17 years and saw him make 589 appearances and score 163.

He was one of the club’s youngest-ever managers and had come through the youth ranks after being born and raised in the town.