Kennoy resigns as Eagles boss

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Bedford Town have been thrown into disarray once more with the news that manager Dan Kennoy and his backroom staff left the club yesterday.

The former Barton boss, who was only appointed in June, took to Twitter to explain his decision.

Kennoy wrote: “It is with regret that this morning I have decided to resign from my position as 1st team manager at Bedford Town.

“It’s a decision I have toyed with over the last few weeks for numerous reasons but after a meeting with the chairman David Howell last night I feel our working relationship can no longer continue.

“This decision has nothing to do with our recent results on the pitch. Yes we could and should of picked up some more points but we are in a healthy position and have improved the squad based on last season.

“It took 12 games for Bedford Town to accumulate 10 points last season and we have achieved that in just 8 games and we have gone one round further in the FA Cup. I have managed the team well within the wage cap set by the committee and would have continued to do so.

“My decision is purely based on a lack of trust and confidence that I have lost in the chairman and committee.

“I believe a manager should live and die by the decisions he makes and when football decisions are made without any prior decisions or consultation with the manager then I feel I have no other option than to stand down.

“It shows a lack of respect and trust which cannot be repaired.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club and have to to say the fans have been fantastic.

“I believe I could have delivered them the success they deserve.

“Since informing the rest of the management team and the players I can regrettably confirm that they following have also decided to walk away from the club with immediate effect: Wes Byrne, Chris Wing, Ryan Jeffries.

“We would all like to wish Bedford Town Football Club the best for the future and would like to leave the door open for a return to this great club should the circumstances change in the future.”

Meanwhile, Bedford Town released a statement on their official website that read: “It is with regret that the club has to announce the management team of Dan Kennoy, Wes Byrne, Chris Wing and Ryan Jefferies have resigned.

“The Management Committee was concerned at the recent run of four defeats and sought to address this with a change to the management team structure. Unfortunately, agreement could not be reached on how best to achieve this, so it was decided to leave things unchanged.

“Despite this, the management team have decided to stand down with immediate effect. The Committee wish to thank Dan and his team for their contribution so far this season.

“Mark Ducket will take charge of first team affairs for tomorrow’s visit to Aylesbury FC.”