Billericay part company with boss Watson

Vanarama National League South outfit, Billericay Town have confirmed the departure of manager, Kevin Watson and his assistant, Mark Hughes.

Town has endured a wretched start to their league season and currently sit at the bottom of the National South table with just a single point from their opening six matches. They also found themselves dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup at Havant & Waterlooville at the weekend as the pressure on Watson escalated.

A statement posted by the club explained;

No one sets out to lose football matches and we appreciate the effort that Kevin and Mark have put into the club since their arrival. They are both good guys and we wish them well for the future.

Danny Brown will prepare the team this week and work with team captain Lawrie Wilson to ensure that we are ready to take on Dulwich on Saturday.

The board recognise that we need to move quickly to identify a replacement management team and that we have important home games coming up in the next few weeks.

However, we also need to ensure that we find the right individuals to lead this club up the league and ensure that aspects such as recruitment are improved.

We already have a shortlist and will also see if any new candidates now emerge. Regardless, this will not be a ‘long winded’ process and we hope to make a further announcement in time for the next home game.

Billericay Town return to Vanarama National League South action on Saturday, October 9 when they face Dulwich Hamlet at Champion Hill (3pm).

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Brian Jeeves

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