Lordswood boss Neil Hunter quits after winning five of his 41 games in charge

Thursday 16th December 2021

LORDSWOOD begin the search for a new manager after Neil Hunter resigned from the role after losing 28 of his 41 games in charge of the club in all competitions.

The club remain rooted in the bottom two of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, having collected two wins and three draws from their 20 league games.

“Firstly, I’ve resigned from the club today and I’d like to thank every player that has put on a Lordswood shirt for me over the 13 games last season and the 20 odd this season and it’s been an absolute pleasure,” said Hunter, who took over from Darren Anslow in June 2020.

“I wish nothing but the best for the whole club going forwards.”

Hunter, who took charge at the start of last season, took charge of 15 games and 26 games this season, and has won only five and drawn eight  of his 41 games in charge of the club in all competitions.

Lordswood are currently two points adrift of safety, with 18 league games remaining.

Lordswood are next in action at home to Hollands & Blair on Monday 27 December and go into the game on a miserable run of nine games without a win.

Vice-chairman, Paul Caulfield said in a statement: “We would like to thank Neil for all his efforts during his time with the club. It’s disappointing that things haven’t worked out the way we would have hoped for him and we wish him all the very best.

“Assistant manager Imran Englefield will take temporary charge of first-team matters until a new manager is appointed.”

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