Dan Gleeson has left his position as manager of Cambridge City.
He departs after the away defeat at Biggleswade Town, which was the 15th league game without a victory, leaving the Lilywhites one off the foot of the table.
Gleeson took over from long-serving manager Gary Roberts in July and had to hastily re-build a side which saw a number of key personnel leave during the summer. After picking up points in early season, the form of City has fallen dramatically in recent weeks and the manager departs with the club facing a real threat of relegation.
City Chairman Kevin Satchell said “I am really disappointed that it hasn’t worked out for Dan. He has worked incredibly hard and was faced with a very difficult situation when he arrived. Everybody has been hoping that results would improve but this hasn’t been the case and I feel we need to make a change now so that we still have a fighting chance of avoiding relegation as we embark on the second half of the season”.
The departing manager said “I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity especially the Chairman and the board, I accept the full responsibility for the results this season. However the plight of the club which I inherited was out of my control but it is my sincere wish that the club moves forward. With this in mind, I wish my successor all the very best in their quest to remain in the Southern League Premier Division this season”.
Neil Midgley has been placed in temporary charge of team affairs but the club hopes to appoint a successor imminently.