Sutton United secured their National League status but the manager Paul Doswell was forced to hit back at fans’ criticism of him taking a short break with his family.
The Gander Green Lane boss took aim after news of his holiday found it’s way onto online message boards.
Sutton beat Gateshead 3-0 yesterday to confirm beyond any doubt that they will have a second season in the division.
“It’s capped an excellent week for me – I managed to spend a week away with the family,” he said.
“Gateshead are aiming for the playoffs and we’ve beaten a good side. We’re scored three goals and it could have been four or five.
“This is nearly our 60th game this season and it’s a part time squad. It’s no shock to me that we have been off it lately – it’s a league where if you aren’t on it then you get found out.”
He added: “I have seen a few comments this week on the fans forum. I’m deeply unhappy that my holiday has been discussed on the forum, and made its way onto a blog. It could have alerted every criminal out there that I was away from my house.
“My family deserve to see me. I cancelled my holiday because of the Arsenal game and it cost me nearly £5,000. I promised them that next half that we would. My staff are more than capable of looking after things in my absence.”