Operations Director Liam Watson has been made redundant by Southport after they were relegated from the Vanarama National League.




Watson becomes the latest key figure to leave the Sandgrounders after Interim Chairman Nigel Allen left the club last week.

Allen stepped into the role after the resignation of Charlie Claphan and Vice-Chairman Sam Shrouder.

However, he was told last week that he could no attend a board meeting because the club had exceeded its limit for the number of directors.

Watson has now joined Allen in leaving the club, having been informed of the club’s decision via e-mail on Friday.

A club statement read “The club confirms in readiness for the new Board that the role of the Director of Football has been put on hold following this season’s results.

The structure of the club will be decided by the new Board in the next few days”

Speaking to Visiter.co.uk, Watson said: “I have left Southport Football Club and I wish them all the best.

“I hope it works out at the club and I’d like to wish Charlie, Sam and Haydn a long and happy retirement on their resignations.

“Good luck to everyone at Southport in the future, I wish them all the best.”

The decision brings to an end Watson’s third stint with the club.

He managed the club on two separate spells from 2003 to 2006 and 2008 to 2013.

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