Rochester United dispense with manager Phil Miles following emergency board meeting after 10 defeats in 20 games

Sunday 12th December 2021

ROCHESTER UNITED chairman Matt Hume has temporarily regained the managers role after dispensing with Phil Miles following an emergency board meeting.

The Rede Court Road outfit are in the bottom five in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having collected 17 points from 15 games and are two points adrift of the relegation zone, which is currently occupied by Forest Hill Park, Meridian VP and Chessington & Hook.

The Spartans were without a game yesterday but went down to a 1-0 home defeat to Tooting Bec eight days ago.

Miles was in charge of the club for 20 games in all competitions, winning seven of them, drawing three and losing 10.

“It is with deep regret that after an emergency board meeting, the board have made the decision of dispensing with the services of Phil Miles as first-team manager,” said a club statement.

“The club would like to thank Phil for all his hard work and dedication since he took over the reins from the start of the season and wish him all the best for the future.

“The chairman, Matt Hume will take over for the next two to three games until the position is filled.”

Rochester United are at home to FA Vase heroes and current league leaders Stansfeld on Wednesday night. 

Stansfeld reached the Last 32 for the first time after beating Frimley Green 3-1 at Foxbury Avenue this afternoon.

Rochester United are then at sixth-placed Larkfield & New Hythe next Saturday before playing their tenants, Faversham Strike Force, on 27 December, before expecting to name Miles’ replacement for the rest of the campaign.