Canterbury City announce new Management Team

Canterbury City have announced a new Management team as they quickly look to bounce back following the departure of Clive Cook last week.

Chris Woollcott has been named as the new boss with Josh Hall coming in as his assistant.

Their first job is to form a team that will take to the field at home to Deal Town on Saturday.

Clive Cook left the club last week and with him went most of the squad.

A statement on the Club Website stated:

The Club can confirm reports on social media that Clive Cook and his management team have stepped down from the first team set up at Canterbury City Football Club.

This follows a meeting with Clive on Monday when it was explained that due to the stadium planning application being pushed back until late Summer 2020, and the knock on effect that this has had with potential sponsors that a budget review was necessary and the Club needed to re-evaluate their aspirations for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. Realistic aspirations for the club pending knowing with more certainty the timing and likely date of any decision on a planning application are for a mid-table finish this season as a prudent and sensible position to adopt. Clive relayed the situation to the players at a meeting on Thursday and following that Clive and the players decided to leave the Club. We wish Clive and everyone else the best for the future.

We are actively looking to recruit a new First Team Manager and hope to have an announcement in this regard at the beginning of next week.

We would also like to quash any rumours that the Clubs relationship with Quinn Estates, our main Club sponsor and the developer who will be putting in the planning application, is anything other than excellent and we continue to work with Quinn Estates for the rest of this season and the seasons beyond both on the pitch and off the pitch so far as a fresh planning application for the Clubs long overdue stadium is concerned.

The Club will make further announcements as soon as it is able to.