Laundon quits as boss of struggling AFC Uckfield

Kevin Laundon has resigned as manager of AFC Uckfield.

The Uckers boss handed in his resignation after a poor run of results culminating in a 4-1 midweek defeat to Redhill. He also cited family and work commitment issues as factors behind his decision to quit.

The Oaks outfit released a statement yesterday (Thursday) morning which read: “It is with regret that AFC Uckfield have accepted the resignation of 1st team manager Kevin Laundon.

“Kevin has cited family/work commitments coupled by a series of poor results as the reason for his sudden departure following the 4-1 loss at Redhill.

“The club would like to thank Kevin for his hard work and dedication in the role for the last two years.

“He joined in the 2010/2011 season as assistant to Simon Rowland, delivering a Division 2 Championship title and Cup win. The following 2011/2012 season, Kevin was promoted to 1st team manager and steered the club to a respectable eighth place finish in Division 1 and a cup final runners-up medal.

“Naturally this season has seen a slow start for the club who currently lie second from bottom after nine games.

“Ben Hutchinson also leaves the club, with Chairman Dave Shearing taking the interim role of 1st Team Manager, assisted by Andy Goodchild.”

The club is taking applications for the vacant role with a closing date of Monday, October 15. CV’s should be forwarded to Chairman Dave Shearing via email davidshearing@live.co.uk or alternatively at d.shearing@securehealth.co.uk

For any candidate requiring further information please call 07710 161552.

Shearing told Sport Express: “We’re shocked and disappointed. I were trying to get hold of Kevin to discuss how we could help him but I couldn’t get hold of him either by phone or email.

“But he leaves with no hard feeling whatsoever from me or Tom Parker. There’s no way we wanted Kevin to leave. No way.”