Hugo Langton leaves Eastbourne Borough: I know I leave having given my all every day to the club

Thursday 04th May 2017

HUGO LANGTON has left Eastbourne Borough after the club appointed Jamie Howell as their new manager.

Howell guided Bognor Regis Town to the Vanarama National League South after their 2-1 home win over Dulwich Hamlet in the Ryman Premier League Play-Off Final on Monday, but decided to quit to become the manager of their new league rivals Eastbourne Borough.

That means Tonbridge based Langton is now out of work and searching for new employment.

“After 18 great months at the club, the day has arrived for me to move on,” Langton told

“I've been the first team coach, the first team assistant manager, the academy manager and more recently the caretaker first team manager.

“Leading the team in the last month of the season was a real privilege. I'd like to thank the players, staff, board and supporters for all their support during my time at the club, I was made welcome from day one.

“I know I leave having given my all every day to the club and leaving having won in the last minute in the last game of the season will always be special to me.

“It was a real honour to work with (ex Eastbourne Borough manager) Tommy Widdrington and I'm very proud that we can look back having won the Sussex Senior Cup last year. The FA cup giant kill at Aldershot will live long in my memory too, as well as scoring over 100 goals this season. The football we played in our recent victory over East Thurrock as well was incredible, I'd have paid to have watched that myself!

“During my time at Priory Lane, I feel we improved time team massively and there is a great foundation ready now for the new manager to carry on.

“The academy is also now where it should be, working alongside the first team with some exciting prospects hopefully to work their way up.

“I'd like to wish Jamie Howell all the very best in his new role and I'll look forward to watching him build on the foundations that Tommy and I leave behind."

Eastbourne Borough chairman John Bonar added: "Our thanks and utmost respect go out to Hugo. He has been a valued member of the management team over the past 18 months and he has helped to put the foundations in place alongside Tommy.

“He has worked tirelessly for the cause particularly over the last few weeks when picking up the mantle following Tommy's departure.

“Hugo is one of the nicest guys you could wish to meet in what can sometimes be a harsh industry. I wish him every success in the future and I know we will stay in touch.”

Eastbourne Borough finished in eleventh-place in the Vanarama National League South table with 58 points from their 42 league games.

Langton was part of Mark Goldberg’s management team that helped Bromley win their first league title in 54 years when the Hayes Lane club won the Conference South title on 18 April 2015.

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