Hugo Langton has left his roles at Eastbourne Borough.  

Langton said: “After eighteen great months at the club, the day has arrived for me to move on. I’ve been the first-team coach, the first-team assistant-manager, the academy manager and more recently the caretaker first-team manager.

“Leading the team in the last month of the season was a real privilege. I’d like to thank the players, staff, board and supporters for all their support during my time at the club. I was made welcome from day one. I know I leave having given my all every day to the club, and leaving having won in the last minute in the last game of the season will always be special to me.

“It was a real honour to work with Tommy Widdrington and I’m very proud that we can look back having won the Sussex Senior Cup last year. The FA Cup giant kill at Aldershot Town will live long in my memory too, as well as scoring over 100 goals this season. The football we played in our recent victory over East Thurrock United as well was incredible. I’d have paid to have watched that myself!

“During my time at Priory Lane, I feel we improved time team massively and there is a great foundation ready now for the new manager to carry on. The academy is also now where it should be, working alongside the first team with some exciting prospects hopefully to work their way up.

“I’d like to wish Jamie Howell all the very best in his new role and I’ll look forward to watching him build on the foundations that Tommy and I leave behind.”

Football chairman John Bonar said: “Our thanks and utmost respect go out to Hugo. He has been a valued member of the management team over the past eighteen months and he has helped to put the foundations in place alongside Tommy.

“He has worked tirelessly for the cause particularly over the last few weeks when picking up the mantle following Tommy’s departure. Hugo is one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet in what can sometimes be a harsh industry. I wish him every success in the future and I know we will stay in touch”.

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