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Leiston Make Managerial Change Early
Leiston Make Managerial Change Early
Following the announcement that Glen Driver and his assistant Tony Kinsella was to leave BetVictor Southern would be leaving at the end of the (original) season, the pair have now been asked to depart the LTAA with immediate effect.
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Chairman Andy Crisp informed Driver of the decision in a telephone call.

 

Driver said: “I have received a call from Andy Crisp relieving me of my duties as manager of Leiston FC with immediate effect.

 

“This is a decision I totally respect as the club look to appoint a new manager.

 

“I want to place on record a massive thank you to all the players who have played under me this season.

 

“I was brought back to put a team on the pitch that would guide the club away from the bottom of the league and as of today, I leave the club fourth from bottom and out of the relegation places. My job and ours as of today has been completed.”

 

Leiston swiftly revealed the appointment of Darren Eadie and Chris Wigger as joint first team managers.

 

Eadie will need no introduction, having made 204 appearances for Norwich City between 1993 and 1999 and a further 40 appearances for Leicester City, before a succession of knee injuries ended his playing career.

 

Wigger was with Norwich as a youngster but never made a first team appearance.

 

He then played most of his football career with Wroxham and Cromer (later as player-manager) before taking up his role as manager of Sheringham Town in November 2016.

 

He steered the club from the bottom half of Anglian Combination Division One to two promotions to the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North and a Mummery Cup final.

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Leiston Make Managerial Change Early
Leiston Make Managerial Change Early
Wednesday 18 March 20 I 18:57:54
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Chairman Andy Crisp informed Driver of the decision in a telephone call.

 

Driver said: “I have received a call from Andy Crisp relieving me of my duties as manager of Leiston FC with immediate effect.

 

“This is a decision I totally respect as the club look to appoint a new manager.

 

“I want to place on record a massive thank you to all the players who have played under me this season.

 

“I was brought back to put a team on the pitch that would guide the club away from the bottom of the league and as of today, I leave the club fourth from bottom and out of the relegation places. My job and ours as of today has been completed.”

 

Leiston swiftly revealed the appointment of Darren Eadie and Chris Wigger as joint first team managers.

 

Eadie will need no introduction, having made 204 appearances for Norwich City between 1993 and 1999 and a further 40 appearances for Leicester City, before a succession of knee injuries ended his playing career.

 

Wigger was with Norwich as a youngster but never made a first team appearance.

 

He then played most of his football career with Wroxham and Cromer (later as player-manager) before taking up his role as manager of Sheringham Town in November 2016.

 

He steered the club from the bottom half of Anglian Combination Division One to two promotions to the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North and a Mummery Cup final.

Copyright Non League Today. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to the Non League Today website as the source and a link back to the Non League Today website.
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