Allan Fenn steps down as Fisher manager after 11 games in charge
FISHER manager Allan Fenn has stepped down after only 11 games in charge of the club.
The Waltham Abbey based manager took charge of the Rotherhithe based club on Sunday 9 June 2019, replacing Dean Harrison, who led the club to their highest position of third-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division last season.
A club statement said: “Fisher FC regrets to announce that manager Allan Fenn has decided to resign from his position.
“The club is very grateful for his tireless efforts at the helm and would like to wish him all the very best for the future.
“Leaving with Allan are player-goalkeeper coach Chris Clark and first team coach Jacques Edouard. The club would like to place on record its thanks for their contributions this season.
“However, the club is delighted that current assistant manager Ajay Ashanike has accepted the position as the club’s new manager.
“Previously player-manager at Tower Hamlets in the Essex Senior League, Ajay joined the Fish in the summer as number two to Allan Fenn.
“He has helped put together a new squad from scratch this summer, with many of the current players being contacts of Ajay’s from his time in the Essex Senior League.
“The board and players alike were very keen that Ajay stay on at Fisher, and it is great news that he has agreed to do so. Coach James Clark will also remain in his current role.”
Fisher are presently sitting in the bottom three in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, having collected one win and two draws from their nine league games.
Ashanike takes his side to league leaders Chatham Town at the weekend, a side that lost manager James Collins on Monday after two years in charge of the club.
“I’m delighted to be appointed as Fisher FC manager and can’t wait to get started,” Ashanike told www.fisherfc.org.
“They don’t come tougher than an away trip to the top of the table but the boys have been working hard in training and will be well prepared for Saturday.
“I’d like to thank Allan for having brought me to the club in the first place and wish him all the very best.”
Allan lost eight of his 11 games in charge of Fisher in all competitions, drawing two and his only win was a 3-1 home win over newly-promoted side Welling Town in their second game of the season.
Fisher travel to Chatham Town without a win in their last nine games in all competitions.
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