Manager Danny Wakeling, his two assistants and club secretary quit Kent Invicta League newcomers FC Elmstead

Thursday 08th October 2015

DANNY WAKELING is keeping tight lipped as to why he and three other people quit FC Elmstead last night.

Manager Wakeling, his two assistants Tyrone Reid and Steve Devereux and club secretary Martin Munday all resigned from the Bromley-based club following their 3-1 defeat at Bridon Ropes.

The newly-promoted club are sitting in the bottom four on their Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League debut, having won one, drawn three and lost four of their league games so far.

Wakeling was contacted to issue a statement over the resignations and replied: “We informed Fabio after last night’s game as a management team and including the secretary.

“We agreed as a unit (myself and my two assistants plus our secretary) to do so a couple of days ago but made sure we took last night’s game.

“At this stage I’m just going to sit back for a couple of days before releasing or saying anything.

“We decided as a management unit early in the week to leave which included the secretary who came in with me.

“We took the game last night and remained professional so as not to destabilise the club or let players down on the night by not showing up.

“The club itself will be preparing for a tough game on Saturday and I wish them well.”

The club has confirmed that general manager Fabio Rossi, who has vast managerial experience, will take interim charge of the team, starting with Saturday’s home game against Kent Football United.

Their Dartford-based visitors are sitting in fourth-place in the table, having won five, drawn three and lost two of their league games and are 10 points adrift of leaders Glebe with a game in hand.

Rossi added: "We will try and settle things down."

FC Elmstead  v  Kent Football United
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Saturday 10th October 2015
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Oakley Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 8HQ