James Collins leaves Faversham Town to take charge of Bowers & Pitsea
BOWERS & PITSEA have unveiled James Collins as their new manager today, after he stood down as Faversham Town’s manager yesterday.
Essex based Bowers & Pitsea finished in sixteenth-place in the Isthmian League Premier Division in the 2021-22 season and it will be the first time that Collins has managed outside Kent and south east London.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave my role as first-team manager at Faversham Town FC,” said Collins in a statement.
“The situation at the club is currently one of change and I have been offered an exciting opportunity elsewhere that, in these circumstances, I feel I cannot overlook.
“I know that I will be back to watch and will be following your progress from afar. Maybe one day I will back driving the Lilywhites forward as they will always have a place in my heart. For now though, I will become their biggest fan.
“Faversham is a special place, with amazing supporters, who remain the heartbeat of the club. I want to thank all the fans for the support you have given me, my coaches and every player who has pulled on a Faversham Town shirt in my time here.
“It has been my privilege to manage your club and I hope we have given you some good memories in return. You have made it a special time for me and I have made lifelong friends.
“I wish everyone at the club luck and look forward to seeing you all again soon.”
Collins guided Faversham Town to a 12th place finish in the Isthmian League South East Division table, collecting 49 points from their 38 league games and will take charge of an Isthmian Premier Division club for the first time.