Yeo To Step Down As Barum Boss

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Barry Yeo has announced he is stepping down as manager of Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West club Barnstaple Town.

The Barum boss is relinquishing his post after his side’s final outing of the campaign at Shortwood United on Saturday.

Appointed three and half years ago, Yeo won back-to-back promotions to take the Devon club from Division One of the Toolstation Western League to the Southern Division One South & West.

Barnstaple chairman Jasmine Chesters is now inviting potential candidates with the experience to build on Yeo’s success in the Southern League to make contact with officials at Mill Road hoping to have their new manager in place within weeks.

A club spokesman said: “Barnstaple Town Football Club are inviting applications for the position of manager, as Barry Yeo is stepping down after our club’s first season in the Southern League. Information on this can be seen on our Facebook page, our Twitter page and on the news section of our club’s website. Any interested parties should contact chairman Jasmine Chesters at jbchesters4@gmail.com.”

Yeo, who will take a break from football after his 196th game at the helm this weekend, thanked the Mill Road faithful for their support after his side’s final home game of the campaign, Easter Monday’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of promotion-chasing Tiverton Town.

Yeo said: “Many many thanks to all the supporters for their support. It’s been a great journey and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it”.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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