Sargent quits as Spencer manager

SPENCER boss Gary Sargent has resigned after 15 years in charge at Kingsthorpe Mill.

Sargent said that personal reasons were the main reason for ending his long-standing connection with the UCL premier division side.

But after an indifferent start to the season which has seen the Millers’ young squad struggle for form, Sargent stood down with mutual consent following his side’s 2-0 defeat at Wootton on Saturday.

Sargent said: “Fifteen years is a long time and this club means everything to me. The chairman doesn’t want me to go, but I am going to take some time out for personal reasons.

“It might be for a month or two months but I shall just take it a month at a time before I decide whether I want to come back.”

Club chairman Graham Wrighting applauded Sargent’s commitment and loyalty to the club, saying: “Gary has been tremendous for the club and I can’t thank him enough.

“He has given 100 per cent but I think it is best all round. We have enjoyed a good working relationship, and there is certainly no animosity. I am very sorry this has happened.

“The club comes first and I think it is best that he takes a break and then we will review it from there.”

Wrighting added: “He didn’t want to do it, but he felt he could go no further. If it is in the best interests of both parties then Gary may come back, and I hope that this can be resolved.

“We are not looking to bring anyone in to the club to take over and hopefully we won’t have to do anything until the end of the season.”

Assistant manager Keith Bowen will take temporary charge of the team for the next month as his side prepare for tonight’s Hillier Cup clash with Ford Sports.

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