Chromasport United Counties League
Published 11th May 2012
....Yaxley, the committee voted in favour of appointing a new first-team management regime for the forthcoming 2012/13 season.
Therefore, Gary Clipston’s five-and-a-half year reign in the Cuckoos hot-seat was ended only weeks after he had overseen another successful fight against relegation from the Premier Division.
A spokesman for the club said: “Everyone at the club has the highest regard and esteem for Gary and what he has brought us during the last ten years - being first-team manager has been only a fraction of it, but of course that’s what most people outside of the club see and talk about.
“We are totally indebted to Gary for getting us through the recent hard times and everyone knows that he is part of our family and our history, but after much deliberation, the committee believe now is the right time to take stock and start afresh.
“Sometimes it's necessary to take hard decisions for the benefit of the greater good and we believe this is one of those times. Gary has been an intrinsic and key part of our club and we truly hope that once the dust settles and the emotion dies down, he will continue to be so.”
Clipston spent four years as number two to his managerial predecessor Jim Watson before getting the top job in 2007. He also worked hard to raise funds for the club.
The club invites written applications for the position of first-team manager to be submitted by email to Jeff@yaxleyfc.com by 5pm Thursday, 17th May 2012.
Applications should include a CV and a comprehensively detailed plan describing how they would secure and maintain promotion.
All applications will be treated in strict and total confidence.