Ben Young played a big part in Sutton Athletic’s recent success but now the club will move on, says chairman John Ball

Monday 22nd May 2017

SUTTON ATHLETIC begin the search for a new manager after Ben Young parted company after a sixteen-year association with the club.

Glebe appointed Young as their new manager yesterday, coming in to replace Adam Woodward, who quit the Chislehurst-based club to take charge of their Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division rivals Erith Town.

Hextable based Sutton Athletic completed their Southern Counties East Football League First Division campaign in third-place last season and the club never finished outside of the top four during Young’s three seasons in charge of the Lower Road outfit.

“It is with regret that Ben Young has left the club after three years in charge of first team affairs,” said Sutton Athletic chairman John Ball.

“Ben has been with the club for over 16 years as player, team captain and club captain becoming first team manager for the start of the 2014-15 season.

“Ben saw the transformation of Sutton Athletic and under his tenure Sutton Athletic never finished outside the top four and the club played some of their best football.

“Sutton Athletic always knew that Ben’s continued success and management style would be recognised as well as in squad members who he mentored to become the players that they are and knew that one day Ben would look to enhance his management career.

“It is always disappointing when people decide to leave but Sutton Athletic wish Youngie all the success in the future and maybe we will meet up again with Glebe next season in the Cup?

“Ben played a big part in Sutton Athletic’s recent success but now the club will move on and are now actively seeking a new manager for next season.”

Interested applicants should send their CV’s to chairman John Ball at or club secretary Guy Eldridge at

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