Lewes manager Hugo Langton leaves by mutual consent

Lewes have confirmed they have parted ways with first team manager Hugo Langton by mutual consent.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 1:02 pm
Former Lewes first team manager Hugo Langton. Picture by James Boyes

Langton took the helm at The Dripping Pan in February 2020 and guided the Rooks to 16th in the Isthmian Premier Division before the 2019-20 season was abandoned due to the pandemic.

Lewes sat fifth-from-bottom in the Premier Division in 2020-21 before the campaign was, once again, curtailed.

In a statement posted on the club's website, Langton said: "It’s been an unusual time for us all in the last 12 months.

"I came in to help in the short term and ended up staying on longer, especially to help the club through the pandemic.

"Whilst we haven’t seen much action on the pitch, I know I leave behind a clearer pathway for young players, which is important to this club.

"I also know I’ve helped and supported everyone to the best of my ability during these tough times.

"I have always been touched by the kindness of every Lewes fan I have met along the way, and your support and encouragement will never be forgotten, so thank you.

"I’d like firstly to thank my staff Kate Joynes and John McCrae for all their top support, they have done an amazing job.

"And also, to all the lads who played for me, who gave me everything they could, many of whom will eventually go onto higher things.

"Thank you to Stuart Fuller for all his support and for asking me to help when help was needed. Barry Collins and John Peel too. I wish everyone at the club a successful future”.

Chairman Stuart Fuller added: "Hugo answered the call when we needed help in February 2020 and has worked diligently behind the scenes for the club in the last twelve months, not just on first-team management duties but helping in many other aspects.

"I’ve known Hugo for well over a decade and know that his skills and expertise in the game will be put to good use in the future.”