Warner de­parts SY­COB over ‘lack of financial as­sur­ances’

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GE­OFF Warner has lifted the lid on his de­par­ture from Bea­cons­field SY­COB – claim­ing he had no as­sur­ances about next sea­son,

Hel­lenic Pre­mier side Brack­nell Town last week an­nounced Warner as their new coach, lead­ing to ques­tions as to why he had left his post as SY­COB man­ager to drop down a divi­sion.

But Warner, who led Bea­cons­field to a ninth-place fin­ish in Southen One Cen­tral last sea­son, in­sists he left Hol­loways Park weeks ago and long be­fore the Brack­nell of­fer came up.

He said: “I had a meet­ing with the club at the end of the sea­son. The chair­man (Andy Agar) had left, and I couldn’t get any financial as­sur­ances about next sea­son.

“I said in that case I couldn’t move the project for­ward. I wanted to build on what we did last sea­son and bring one or two more play­ers in.

“Although it means a step down, I like what they’re do­ing at Brack­nell. I’m also a Brack­nell man, hav­ing played for them as a teenager, as did my dad be­fore me.”

As­sis­tant man­ager Andy Hur­ley has re­mained with the club but has said he is not in­ter­ested in tak­ing back the man­age­rial reigns he gave up a yearand-a-half ago.

Mean­while, the de­par­ture of Agar, who joined as chair­man last sum­mer, has not yet been of­fi­cially an­nounced by SY­COB, but the board were due to meet last night (Wed­nes­day) to dis­cuss the club’s fu­ture di­rec­tion.

Else­where, for­mer Wy­combe Wan­der­ers coach Sean Kelle­her has joined Flack­well Heath as new man­ager Paul Shone’s as­sis­tant.

Also joining the coach­ing team is Ben Hudell, who was once a reg­u­lar for Chelsea’s acad­emy and U18 sides but never made it as a pro at Stam­ford Bridge. But as they come through the in door, out of the exit door goes de­fender Ash­leigh James, who has left Flack­well for a sec­ond time.

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