Lewes appoint Hugo Langton as their new manager until the end of the season
LEWES have appointed Hugo Langton as their new manager until the end of the season.
The Dripping Pan outfit are in seventeenth-place in the Isthmian League Premier Division table with 25 points from 26 games, three points adrift of the relegation play-off berth.
The Rooks has decided to bring in the former Welling United coach last night after they lost 6-1 at home to Cheshunt at the weekend, which was their seventh successive defeat.
“I’m delighted to have joined the club and would like to thank Stuart (Fuller) and the board for giving me this opportunity,” Langton told www.lewesfc.com.
“I’ve always enjoyed coming to Lewes in the past and I’ve always been blown away by the support the team gets. I believe it’s a very special place.
“I know it’s been hard lately and, while there is never any quick fix, I hope over the next few games everyone will see my own stamp on the team. I’m looking forward to working with everyone.”
Langton’s first game in charge will be against Hornchurch at The Dripping Pan on Wednesday night and he will be assisted by Ross Standen and Tony Coade, who will revert back to their previous first-team coaching roles.
Lewes chairman Stuart Fuller added in a statement: “I’ve known Hugo for a while and have always admired his passion, knowledge and coaching abilities.
“I cannot fault the hard work and dedication that Ross and Codge have put into the roles but Saturday’s result was tough for us all and we all agreed that we needed to bring in someone who can work with the team as well as strengthen the squad where necessary. I’d like to thank them for that and welcome Hugo to the club.”
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