Luis Freitas steps down as Billingshurst manager

Former Billingshurst manager Luis Freitas. Picture by Kate Shemilt.
Former Billingshurst manager Luis Freitas. Picture by Kate Shemilt.

Luis Freitas has stepped down from his role as manager at Division 1 side Billingshurst.

The departing boss made the decision to leave his post this (Tuesday) afternoon.

Freitas took the job at the Jubilee Fields-outfit in the summer, his first managerial role, after previously coaching at Bostik South East side Haywards Heath Town.

'Hurst sit 12th in Division 1 having taken 27 points from 22 games. Freitas' last game in charge of the club was a heavy 5-2 home defeat against near-neighbours Steyning Town on Saturday.

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The outgoing manager said: "As of this afternoon I’m no longer the manager of Billingshurst Football Club.

"I would like to thank them all, especially chairman Kevin Tilley and vice-chairman Mark Betts, for the opportunity they gave me at managing Billingshurst FC.

"I haven’t got a bad word to saying about anyone at the club and I wish them well going forward.

"As for me I will take a few weeks off to see what’s out there, but now that I’ve had a taste (of management) I want more."

Billingshurst released the following statement on the club's official Twitter account: "By mutual consent the club have agreed with Luis Freitas that he will step down, with immediate effect, from his role as 1st team manager.

"We would like to put on record our thanks to Luis for his efforts during this season and wish him well in the future."