JAMIE WINGS IT!
DAY has walked out on the Welling United manager’s job for the second time in two years. The club’s former midfielder only returned to Park View Road in late November when he replaced Mark Goldberg after a difficult start to the National League South season. Day, who first quit the Wings in 2015 to take the Ebbsfleet United job, has been lured away this time by the Football League. He has linked up again with close friend Ady Pennock, who has been given the chance to replace former Fisher Athletic and Billericay boss Justin Edinburgh at League One Gillingham. Pennock was working with Day at Welling as a football consultant but they aren’t the only Kent club to lose out as Bromley assistant manager Steve Lovell has left Hayes Lane to join the pair at the Priestfield. Losing Day is a hammer blow to United after winning their last four games convincingly – including a fine double victory over Margate, with the team scoring eight goals over the back-to-back fixtures. Their form under the returning boss had given fresh hope to a play-off push in the second half of the season. Welling have acted quickly to keep their season on track and former Hayes & Yeading manager Tristan Lewis and coach Harry Wheeler placed in charge until a full-time replacement for Day is found. A Wings statement said: “As disappointed as we are to lose their services, we accept their achievements over recent weeks have been recognised and rewarded.” Lovell, Neil Smith’s number two at Bromley, said: “I have loved working at the club but the opportunity to again work at my home town club was too good to refuse.”
WALK-OUT: Jamie Day