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Dave Ricardo Leaves Hall Road Rangers

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Hall Road Rangers have announced manager David Ricardo has left the club writes Tom Feaheny.

They progressed to the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase after Gedling Miners Welfare in what proved to be his last game in charge.

Since taking over at the start of last season the side gained promotion to the NCEL Premier and sit 14th in the table, but a statement from chairman Darren Sunley revealed it was not results behind him leaving.

“Dave Ricardo is no longer manager with immediate effect.

“Dave has done an amazing job last season and done well so far this year but, unfortunately, the relationship and respect between myself and Dave, in my view, has broken down beyond repair.”

The surprising move comes as the Rangers chairman claims that agreements made in pre-season about playing budgets and payments in order to the manage the expectations of the club following its promotion into the Premier Division had, in his view, “clearly not been adhered to.”

Mr Sunley added, however: “I do wish him all the best and, as a club, he will always be welcome.

“It’s been a very hard decision that many will find strange but my priority is the sustainability of the whole club.”

Bill Gill will be in temporary charge and his first game in charge will be the trip to Maltby Main next Saturday.


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I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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