After yesterday’s announcement that Glenn Tamplin is to join Romford as an investor, the former Billericay Town chairman has since confirmed that he will be the club’s owner and manager.

Manager Paul Martin, Mark Lord and the backroom team have now departed, with chairman Steve Gardener commenting: “It was felt with the new investment coming into the club it was the right time for a fresh start. It would be difficult to put in words the impact and legacy that Magic and Lordy have had on the club, and were well respected and liked, not just in our club but across the non-league world.

“We appreciate this is a lot of information for supporters to take in at the moment, but ask that you bear with us during this transition. A new management team of four people have been put in place who have access to players at higher levels, including League Two.

“Some of those players will be available for Saturday’s home game against Coggeshall. I am sure supporters will have their own words of thanks, but on a personal note, I have enjoyed working with them both, over their long tenure at the club.”