Published: 12:00, 26 June 2020
| Updated: 13:45, 26 June 2020
Isthmian League side VCD Athletic have parted company with manager Keith McMahon.
It’s a move that took the manager by surprise.
“Didn’t see that coming,” was McMahon’s twitter message after the club decided to make a change.
McMahon added that the news came as a surprise to him but wrote: “One door closes and another one opens.”
He had already started to build for next season, signing midfielder Luke Griffiths from Faversham town only recently.
McMahon took over the side for the start of the 2015/16 season but was unable to keep them in the Ryman League, Premier Division.
VCD were sitting eighth in the Isthmian League, South East Division when play was halted because of Covid-19 crisis.
They finished just a point outside the play-ofs in the season 2018/19 - a much better position than the 17th place finish the year before.
A club statement said: “VCD Athletic FC announce that, following a committee meeting last evening and after much discussion, 1st Team Manager Keith McMahon has been relieved of his position at the club with immediate effect.
“Keith has been part of VCD Athletic for the past five seasons and the club would like to put on record their thanks for all his hard work and effort during this time in trying to take the club forward. The club also wishes him every success in his next venture.”
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