I want to jump straight back into the strains of management, says axed Kevin Harris

Sunday 14th September 2014
LEWISHAM BOROUGH have parted company with manager Kevin Harris after only eight games in charge of the club.

The final straw came after the club’s sixth defeat of the season when they suffered a 4-0 defeat to Bearsted at Ladywell Arena yesterday.

The south-east Londoners are in fourteenth-place (bottom three) in the Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League table with six points to their name.

“I’m not one for mud-slinging and won’t get into things too much but I have parted company with Lewisham due to a lack of results,” said Harris, 35.

“It’s a hard pill to swallow given that we was only eight games into building something good and despite being given the season objective to avoid the bottom two.

“The team are gutted that the chairman has made the call but at the end of the day I got a massive learning experience from taking the Lewisham role and for that I’m thankful.

“I’m now actively searching for a new position and bring with me a great background and experience at high levels.

“I bring with me a few great lads who are wanting to come along with me to add to any squad.

“I’m 35 and looking to be at a club that’s ambitious and not just with words.

“I like a challenge and willing to take any on.

“Any clubs/chairman looking please feel free to contact me. I have sponsorship and players but need a team. I want to jump straight back in and get back to the strains of management.”

It is believed that former Bridon Ropes manager Ben Kotey and his assistant manager Martin West have replaced Harris.

Meanwhile, Glebe’s new management team of Simon Copley and Trevor Bumstead got off to a disappointing start when they were defeated 2-0 by Gravesham Borough at Oakley Road yesterday.

Danny Wakeling has confirmed that he is no longer part of the management team of the Bromley based club.

“I left Glebe of my own volition and prior to yesterday’s fixture,” said coach Wakeling.

“My relationship with the chairman, Rocky McMillan remains strong and I leave with heartfelt good wishes from a wonderful club.

“It’s not often many leave football clubs in such a good manner but I’m glad to see both parties will remain in contact.

“Furthermore, my role was unique at Glebe. It was more to assist and advise based on the fact I brought 15 years football management experience in player/management, management at various levels from a young age and it was to contribute to stabilising the club alongside Rocky in its first senior football season.

“Rocky would be the first person to substantiate this.

“I am keen to get back involved in the game as soon as possible.  Rocky is aware of this too.”