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Browne Sacked As Manager Of Portland United

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Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier club Portland United have relieved manager Simon Browne of his duties at Grove Corner.

Former Hamworthy United and Wimborne Town boss Browne took over from Gary Bailey during the summer after the latter stepped down following a title-winning campaign.

Browne’s last game was a 4-3 defeat at home to Horndean on Saturday, with Portland having been 3-0 up at half-time.

In a statement, chairman Robin Satherley told the club`s website: “The management committee of Portland United Football Club have decided to relieve manager Simon Browne of his duties as first-team manager of Portland United Football Club.

“We are in the process of looking for an interim manager. We wish to take this opportunity to thank Simon for all his hard work on behalf of Portland United Football Club.”

Satherley declined to comment further on the announcement.

The development raises questions about the future of assistant-manager Jake Richmond, who was Browne’s second permanent number two this season, following Carl Mutch and the interim roles of Mark Carter, Ian Hutchinson, Mark Robinson, Micky Greeno and Rich Robson.

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