King’s Lynn Town have announced that long-serving manager Gary Setchell has left the club.
The news was confirmed on the club’s official website on Tuesday evening.
A statement read “Chairman Stephen Cleeve called the decision “The Hardest decision that he has ever had to make” but felt that it was necessary to take stock as the end of season approaches.
“It is important to Stephen that the Club is challenging for the Play Offs, sadly this season we have fallen short in our agreed target and whilst the blame for this does not lie by any means solely at Gary’s door, it is imperative that the Club moves forward next season and are genuinely involved in the promotion race.
“League Football is still very much the aim of the Club, and after weeks of thought the Chairman felt it was in the Club’s interest to act swiftly.
“The Club would like to wish Gary well for the future and he will be assured a warm welcome whenever he visits The Walks Stadium.
“There will be a Press Conference within the next few days when a new manager will be announced.
“King’s Lynn Town Football Club will be making no further comment on this issue”
After a spell as manager of Wisbech Town, Setchell joined the Linnets in 2010, returning the club that he spent two spells with during his playing career.
The Linnets currently sit in thirteenth place in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Premier Division, although are currently on an eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
Article: Mark Carruthers