Ennio Gonnella parts company with Kent Football United

Thursday 08th November 2018

KENT FOOTBALL UNITED begin the search for a new manager after Ennio Gonnella decided to step down from the role tonight.

The Dartford based club sit in the bottom three in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table, having picked up two wins and two draws from their 14 league outings.

The club suffered a humiliating blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Kent County League Premier Division side Tudor Sports in midweek, before losing the Hospitals Charity Cup First Round tie 5-3 on penalties.

Gonnella will take charge of the side for the final time when they travel to thirteenth-placed side Lewisham Borough on Saturday.

“It is with regret to have received the resignation from first team manager Ennio Gonnella, who will step down from his position after Saturday’s match against Lewisham Borough,” said a club statement.

“We would like to thank Ennio for an amazing three seasons in which he supported this football club and our desires to meet the ground grading for Step Six. 

“As well as a great manager he is a great friend and will always be a life member of Kent Football United.

“On the pitch he turned us into one of the top sides in Step Six with excellent finishes in the last two seasons setting every record possible for the senior team within our club.

“To the players and staff who also worked alongside him past and present, a big thank you for your service.”

Gonnella, who has been working without a budget this season, takes his side for the final time to the Ladywell Arena on a five-match run without a win.

In all competitions this season Kent Football United have played 18 games and have won only two and suffered 13 defeats.