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HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS are on the lookout for a new manager after announcing that Karl Duguid has stood down from the role.
The former Colchester United and Plymouth Argyle midfielder has been in charge of the Isthmian League North outfit for two years, following Julian Dicks into the Scraley Road hot seat.
In a statement posted on www.heybridgeswiftsfc.com, Chairman, Gary White, explained: “This is something he has thought long and hard about in recent weeks. Having the chance to spend a good deal more time with his wife and young family, it has made him realise what he has so often missed after being so committed to football over the past 27 years since joining Colchester United as an apprentice.
“I would like to congratulate and thank Karl for his record at the club since taking over from his former managerial partner Julian Dicks in July last year. They led the club to a famous Isthmian North play-off win, only to lose out on a promotion back to the Premier division on an average points-per-game basis.”
Heybridge sat amongst the play-off contenders prior to non-league football’s premature conclusion. Mr White added: “We hope to retain as many of the first-team players for next season as possible and look to make an appointment a successor as soon as is practical in order to maintain that continuity.”