Ennio Gonnella in charge of Kent Football United for many years to come, says chairman Roy Macneil

Sunday 12th August 2018

KENT FOOTBALL United insist Ennio Gonnella remains their manager - despite the boss confirming on Sunday that he had left the club.

The Dartford-based club have played three games this season and sit in the bottom five in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table.

They began their campaign with a 1-1 home draw against newly-promoted side Kennington and then 2-1 away defeats followed at Sutton Athletic and Meridian VP yesterday.

Gonnella said on Sunday: “I have left my role at Kent Football United with immediate effect.”

Meanwhile, on Monday, it appeared that there had been a change of light and Gonnella remains in charge.

Kent Football United chairman Roy Macneil said: “We are pleased to confirm Ennio Gonnella is still the first team manager of Kent Football United and is assisted by first team coach Sam Macneil and will remain so for many years to come.”

The club are next in action when Erith & Belvedere visit on Tuesday 21 August, which will be the first game played underneath the new floodlights at Lowfield Street.

Meanwhile, Andreas Carter Kent County League Premier Division side Peckham Town, have appointed Ricky Tompkins as their new joint-manager before their opening day 1-1 home draw against Borden Village yesterday.

 "Happy to be on board as manager of such a great club with great people," said Tompkins, who is targeting promotion into the Southern Counties East Football League First Division.

"Job number one now is to get this club up and work hard and get settled.  I love this place so far, can't wait to get started."