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Margate assistant manager Jamie Coyle takes playing role with Thanet rivals Ramsgate


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Margate assistant boss Jamie Coyle has joined Thanet rivals Ramsgate as a player.

The 38-year-old offers much-needed experience in central defence for a young Rams side who conceded five against Margate in the Thanet Cup on Saturday.

Jamie Coyle has joined Ramsgate Picture: Alan Langley
Jamie Coyle has joined Ramsgate Picture: Alan Langley

Gate boss Jay Saunders said: “I’m naturally disappointed to lose a coach and assistant of Jamie’s calibre but he has been given an opportunity which is hard to turn down and I wish him well.

"I will be looking to recruit a new assistant, but I have a great coaching team including Craig Holloway and Reece Prestedge, as well as experienced players like Ben Greenhalgh, so I am in no rush to find a replacement.

"As always, whoever I bring into the club will be the right fit for us and our plans ahead of the new season which I’m really looking forward to.”

Coyle last played for Hythe in the 2019/20 season.

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