Braintree Town part company with Jamie Day

Sunday 25th September 2016

BRAINTREE TOWN have parted company with manager Jamie Day by mutual consent this morning.

The Essex club are sitting third-from-bottom in the Vanarama National League table having collected two wins and three draws from their 12 league games.

“Jamie joined Braintree Town in difficult circumstances during the summer and over-saw the re-building of the first team squad,” said a club statement.

“However, results have not been as good as both the club and Jamie would have hoped.

“The board met on Saturday evening and decided that it was time for a change and chairman Lee Harding spoke with Jamie on Sunday morning and reached an agreement.”

Mr Harding told “It’s a real shame for both the club and Jamie because he’s given the job everything he can.

“Over the past few months we’ve spoken almost daily and I know how hard Jamie has worked to bring in players to make us competitive.

“But we’re all in the results business and the league table does not lie. The view of the board was that change now allows sufficient time for fresh ideas and a fresh approach to turn our season around.

“We intend to move quickly and hope to have a new manager in place as soon as possible.”

Day, 37, who spent five seasons in charge of Welling United, guiding the club to the Conference South championship in 2013, had a five-month spell in charge of Ebbsfleet United in that division before moving to National League side Forest Green Rovers to become Adrian Pennock’s assistant manager in May 2015.

His reign at Braintree Town, however, lasted 12 games and they are two points adrift of safety. Bromley sit one place above the relegation zone.