Southam United manager Ian Ray has stepped down from his role with immediate effect with yesterday’s events at Warwick being the final straw.

Chairman Charles Hill said “Clearly the season has not gone the way we had hoped and despite all of Ian’s hard work, and that of his staff, the cumulative effect of being continually let down by players combined with increasing pressures of work and bringing up his young family, meant that Ian had told me 10 days ago of his intention to resign after the forthcoming Copsewood game.

However, being let down again yesterday at Racing Club resulting in the team having to play the second half with only 8 players, with the inevitable outcome as far as the result was concerned, he felt it would be best to step down immediately.”

“I am grateful to Ian for his efforts as Manager and know that he can still play a role in the wider Club as we look to deliver our vision for football in Southam in the future.”

Player / coach Alex Baird, who is currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained at Littleton a few weeks ago, has been put in temporary charge for Saints next match away at Coventry Copsewood on Monday 2nd January.

Source: Southam United FC

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