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Hartley Wintney face a second change of management this season

Post by KOB - 18-01-2023, 21:40

18 January 2023

Hartley Wintney face a second change of management this season

Hartley Wintney FC have parted company with first team manager, Ian Selley, and Assistant Manager, Mick Bennett.

Selley was appointed manager of the Southern League Premier Division side at the beginning of November 2022, following the departure of joint managers Ross Weatherstone and Tyrone Newton. Bennett was brought in as his assistant a few days later.

Their departure came by mutual agreement following a string of poor results which further hampered the North Hampshire side's efforts to climb out of the relegation places in Premier Division South.

For Director of Football, Anthony Millerick, and Club Chairman, Luke Mullen, it was a decision neither came to lightly, particularly having already made a change in the management setup earlier this season. Millerick said:

"Working alongside Ian to bring in players, I saw first-hand how hard both Ian and Mick worked behind the scenes to make this work. Coming in at a delicate time, and after a really positive start, things went against them at crucial times, which killed any chance of much needed momentum to pull us away from danger. Both are great football people and I thank them for their efforts and wish them the very best of luck at their next club, when that comes about."

Chairman Luke Mullen said, "Both Ian and Mick have worked extremely hard during their short tenure, and we thank them for their efforts on the Club's behalf."

Having only recently completed a round of interviews which culminated in Ian Selley's appointment, the club have been able to quickly identify a new management team. They are expected to be in place for the next league game at home to Beaconsfield Town on Saturday 21st January. A further announcement will be made in due course.

The Club would like to thank Ian and Mick for the time and dedication they put in during what was a far shorter tenure than anyone at the Club expected or hoped for. We wish them all the best for the future.

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  • Rob.b

    19-01-2023, 20:55

    This is dissapointing to see, we do not need more upheaval. It would take something drastic for us to escape seeing how many games in hand other teams have. Yes it is still possible but it gets less and less likely. I just hope who ever comes in is given a good chance next season too. Relegation is no big deal personally. I would rather see us competitive in a lower league than getting beat every week in this league.
  • Mick

    19-01-2023, 15:57

    The lads will stay up. You heard it first here!stripslashes((strlen('')>0?'':''))
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