Wilson and Greenwood sacked by Borough

Garry Wilson, left, and Nick Greenwood

Garry Wilson, left, and Nick Greenwood

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Eastbourne Borough have tonight sacked management duo Garry Wilson and Nick Greenwood.

Boss Wilson and head coach Greenwood had been at Priory Lane for 27 years between them.

First team coach Steve Eke has also left the club.

The decision comes after a disappointing run of results with Borough currently 16th in Blue Square Bet south.

Wilson said: “Obviously I’m disappointed it has come to this. I still feel the targets the club had set us as a management team were more than achievable."

Club captain Ben Austin has been placed in caretaker charge until the club make an appointment.

For more reaction see The Argus tomorrow.

Borough fans, post your message of thanks to Garry and Nick below.

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7:28am Wed 18 Jan 12

Rooky says...

Sacked! That is a bit harsh, why not leave under a mutual understanding. Have they done something wrong?
Sacked! That is a bit harsh, why not leave under a mutual understanding. Have they done something wrong? Rooky
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8:31am Wed 18 Jan 12

sussexcoastjim says...

The only thing that has gone wrong is results. Not all local managers leave under clouds!
The only thing that has gone wrong is results. Not all local managers leave under clouds! sussexcoastjim
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9:01am Wed 18 Jan 12

Rooky says...

No, seriously, have they been sacked or is that the view of the Argus? If they have, I have genuine sympathy for all three of them. Surely the club could have found a way of softening the blow after all the service they have given.
No, seriously, have they been sacked or is that the view of the Argus? If they have, I have genuine sympathy for all three of them. Surely the club could have found a way of softening the blow after all the service they have given. Rooky
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12:14pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Hornet75 says...

mmm, Steve King to Eastbourne then following his suspension at Lewes and rumours of frequent trips to EB recently?
mmm, Steve King to Eastbourne then following his suspension at Lewes and rumours of frequent trips to EB recently? Hornet75
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2:23pm Wed 18 Jan 12

neilm says...

absolutely no chance of that, the word is Ian Chapman
absolutely no chance of that, the word is Ian Chapman neilm
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3:10pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Eastbourner says...

Not sacked official statement below:

With immediate effect Garry Wilson, Nick Greenwood and Steve Eke have left the club.
Not sacked official statement below: With immediate effect Garry Wilson, Nick Greenwood and Steve Eke have left the club. Eastbourner
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3:34pm Wed 18 Jan 12

Rooky says...

Oh really. Try this:

Garry Wilson said, “They (committee) felt it was time for change. We were called into to a meeting and I knew it was coming.
“I had already heard the news through some of the players. I’m majorly disappointed I did not hear it first hand.
“But I respect their decision. I hold Len (chairman) in the highest respect and I’m sure they made the decision they felt was right.
“Myself and Nick have given everything to this club. Obviously results have not been great lately but we have achieved tremendous success.
“We are both very proud of the part we have played in this club’s history.”
Oh really. Try this: Garry Wilson said, “They (committee) felt it was time for change. We were called into to a meeting and I knew it was coming. “I had already heard the news through some of the players. I’m majorly disappointed I did not hear it first hand. “But I respect their decision. I hold Len (chairman) in the highest respect and I’m sure they made the decision they felt was right. “Myself and Nick have given everything to this club. Obviously results have not been great lately but we have achieved tremendous success. “We are both very proud of the part we have played in this club’s history.” Rooky
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3:37pm Wed 18 Jan 12

sussexcoastjim says...

Hornet75 wrote:
mmm, Steve King to Eastbourne then following his suspension at Lewes and rumours of frequent trips to EB recently?
Mini Me has been going to games at The Lane for years.... Too much baggage I am afraid
[quote][p][bold]Hornet75[/bold] wrote: mmm, Steve King to Eastbourne then following his suspension at Lewes and rumours of frequent trips to EB recently?[/p][/quote]Mini Me has been going to games at The Lane for years.... Too much baggage I am afraid sussexcoastjim
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