Pitt takes up important Clarets role

CHELMSFORD CITY has announced the appointment of Steve Pitt as the clubs Head of Football Operations.

Pitt returns to the Vanarama National League South outfit after initially departing back in January, shortly after the dismissal of manager, Rod Stringer and will now support new boss, Robbie Simpson, with player recruitment, contracts negotiation, preparation and arrangement of the pre-season programme, assisting in the set-up of the new academy at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

Speaking to www.chelmsfordcity.com, Pitt expressed his delight at returning to the Clarets: “Yes, I’m very pleased to be back at Chelmsford City Football Club in my new role.

“My return to the club was essentially the culmination of dialogue with Steve Shore that started some weeks after I left the club when Steve rang me to seek advice on a couple of matters.

“That dialogue continued on an intermittent basis until the day before the Concord home game when Steve and Robbie both approached me about the possibility of assisting Robbie in conjunction with Mickey on a permanent basis. 

“I subsequently attended the Concord home game and had a meeting with Steve and Robbie at the club afterwards at which time I was offered the new position.”

Meanwhile, City has confirmed that Danny Clare arrives as Academy Goalkeeper Coach for the 2020/21 campaign. Departing the club is winger, Jonny Giles, and left-back, Frazer Shaw. 

On Giles departure, boss Simpson said: “Jonny is an extremely talented footballer and a great lad to have around the club but I believe it is beneficial for Jonny’s career to go out and play first-team football week in week out which I can’t guarantee him next season at Chelmsford City FC.”

 

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Brian Jeeves

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