TERRAS: Weymouth sacking for King and Groves

Dorset Echo: RELIEVED OF THEIR DUTIES: Matt Groves and Brendon King RELIEVED OF THEIR DUTIES: Matt Groves and Brendon King

THE board at Weymouth FC has sacked the management team of Brendon King and Matt Groves following a poor run of results.

Seven defeats in 10 league games has been the catalyst for the decision but there appears to be no one waiting in the wings to take over, with the vacant role set to be advertised.

Goalkeeper Jason Matthews will take charge of the side at Banbury on Saturday and will be assisted by Micky Greeno, Jake Richmond, Paul Maitland and Rex Buttle.

Club chairman Nigel Biddlecombe, who appeared to back King following Monday’s 3-2 loss at Hitchin Town, has released the following statement on behalf of the board: "Manager Brendon King and assistant manager Matt Groves have been relieved of their duties at Weymouth Football Club, following the recent run of poor results.

"Experienced goalkeeper, Jason Matthews, will become caretaker manager and will be assisted by Micky Greeno, Jake Richmond, Paul Maitland and Rex Buttle at Saturday’s fixture with Banbury.

"Weymouth Football Club will advertise for a new manager and – with Matthews agreeing to a short term arrangement – will take advantage of the time to ensure that the right person is appointed to the manager’s seat.

"On behalf of the board and supporters of the club I want to express our gratitude to Brendon and Matt for their efforts, often in difficult circumstances.

"We wish them both well for the future."

King has told Echosport that both him and Matt Groves are "bitterly disappointed" with the decision but understand its a results business.

 

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10:52am Fri 13 Dec 13

Old Bill says...

Let me put Simon Browne's name in the frame as the new manager.
Let me put Simon Browne's name in the frame as the new manager. Old Bill

6:17pm Fri 13 Dec 13

craigbastow1@outlook.com says...

think youll find that arrogant self centred failure has already had a go .
think youll find that arrogant self centred failure has already had a go . craigbastow1@outlook.com

7:37pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Caption Sensible says...

In many ways a football club mirrors the fortunes of the town in represents. Need I say more?
In many ways a football club mirrors the fortunes of the town in represents. Need I say more? Caption Sensible

7:44pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Old Bill says...

Arrogant, self centred failure? Are we talking about the same Simon!
Arrogant, self centred failure? Are we talking about the same Simon! Old Bill

8:05pm Fri 13 Dec 13

bedpans says...

The football club deserves some one better than Browne. STUART HEATH is the man for theo
The football club deserves some one better than Browne. STUART HEATH is the man for theo bedpans

11:28pm Fri 13 Dec 13

craigbastow1@outlook.com says...

certainly am old bill ! and a below average player to boot .
certainly am old bill ! and a below average player to boot . craigbastow1@outlook.com

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