Town in search for new boss after Jones exit

Kenilworth Town are searching for a new management team after the resignation of manager Gary Jones and his assistant Jason Hassam.

The duo leave the Blues in tenth place in the Midland Combination Division One and in the quarter-finals of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup.

Jones had been in charge of Kenilworth since September 2008, leading Town to fourth place in the Midland Combination Division Three in his first season.

A runners-up spot in Division Two and a Jack Mould Trophy win followed last season.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at Kenilworth and have given everything I can to the club,” said Jones. “Unfortunately my work commitments mean that I can’t give the team the commitment I want to and so I’ve decided to resign with immediate effect.

“I wish the players and the club all the best for the rest of the season and the future.”

While disappointed by the departures, Kenilworth Town secretary Matthew Sewell said the recruitment process would allow the club to explore the pool of local talent.

“We’ve been extremely lucky to have had Gary and Jason in charge for the last three seasons,” said Sewell. “They’ve taken full control of the first team and given us structure as a senior side.

“Although we hoped this would be a relationship that would last for many years, both men have young families and with Gary’s increased work commitments we can understand how hard it must be to balance football, work and a personal life.

“We’re more concerned with making the right appointment than a quick appointment, and will be looking to see who is available to come in and assist us both in the short and long term.

“We’d like to get more local people involved and this could be a good time to do that.”

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