IT IS all change at Evesham United who are seeking a new manager following this week’s departure of Carl Abbott by mutual consent.
Robins club stalwart and head of youth football Neil Hunt has taken control of first team affairs until a new boss is found and will attempt to keep the side in Southern League Division One South play-off contention when they visit Thatcham Town on Saturday.
Hunt takes the reins after an inconsistent season under Abbott in which Evesham have never really shown the form required to suggest they will secure a top five finish.
However, sitting just six points off the final play-off spot, the ninth-placed Robins remain in with an outside chance and can take heart from a gritty display on Saturday when they secured a goalless draw at home to Bristol Manor Farm despite playing just over half the game with ten man following the dismissal of Danny Bragoli.
An Evesham statement said: “We would like to go on record that Carl Abbott has left the club by mutual agreement. We thank him and his team for all they have done and the way they have conducted themselves throughout.
“We wish them all the best for the future, wherever it may take them. The club will make no further comment at this time.”
Applications are invited for the position. Apply by email to the chairman via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, United are also facing up to life without talented attacker Lee Chilton who revealed on Twitter: “Just want to wish everyone at Evesham United all the best for the season.
“I want to spend more time with my family, been a hard one to call but it’s the right one to make, thanks for all the support. I’m not quitting football, just going to play more local to me.”