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Spalding United: 'We reluctantly accepted manager's resignation'




An official at Spalding United has spoken out after the club announced that manager Matt Easton had resigned on Wednesday evening.

Director and shareholder Iain Crawford said: "As a football club, Spalding United has been left in a horrendous position by past issues, some of which are well documented and others not so much - these are still impacting the football club massively today.

"The new board has in the last four weeks started the process of putting foundations and plans in place along with strategies to allow us to move forward and continue - but sadly these things take time and there is quite simply no overnight fix to this.

TIME TO LEAVE: Former Spalding United manager Matt Easton.
TIME TO LEAVE: Former Spalding United manager Matt Easton.

"We explained this to the management team and some of the squad during and after the Fans' Forum on Tuesday night as the new board felt honesty was the best policy to allow us to move forward.

"Then, yesterday afternoon, Matt tendered his resignation to the chairman and explained his reasons for doing so as whilst we never ever wanted Matt to move on we fully understood his reasons and very reluctantly accepted.

"Matt has done an incredible job over the last couple of seasons in the face of some incredibly difficult situations but throughout he remained professional, loyal and kept everything together on the playing side when the easy thing to have done would have been to walk away.

Matt Easton with Lewis Thorogood, who is taking temporary charge of the club.
Matt Easton with Lewis Thorogood, who is taking temporary charge of the club.

"For that Spalding United will always be grateful to Matt and we wish him nothing but success in whatever or wherever he goes next and he will always be welcome back at Spalding United.

"Lewis Thorogood has agreed to take control of the team on a caretaker basis in the short-term and he will be supported by the other members of the back room staff."

Director of football Bob Don-Duncan and player coach Neal Spafford are those supporting Thorogood.


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