Clip­ston gut­ted to be sacked as Yax­ley boss

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

NON-LEAGUE FOOT­BALL: Gary Clip­ston was left ‘gut­ted and shell­shocked’ af­ter be­ing sacked as man­ager ofyax­ley last night.

Clip­ston’s five-and-a-half year reign in the Cuck­oos hot­seat was ended only weeks af­ter he had over­seen an­other suc­cess­ful fight against rel­e­ga­tion from the United Coun­ties League Premier Di­vi­sion.

And he de­parted from In2i­tive Park adamant that he never had the op­por­tu­nity to do the job he re­ally wanted for the club.

Clip­ston said: “I love the club and I put in ev­ery ounce of ef­fort pos­si­ble on and off the pitch. I’m proud of what I achieved and very dis­ap­pointed by the decision to sack me.

“I thought the fact we picked up some very good re­sults against de­cent teams to se­cure our safety again last sea­son would have been enough to earn me an­other sea­son, but it ob­vi­ously wasn’t to be.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had the tools needed to com­pete in the top half of the ta­ble. I’ve al­ways had to work to a bot­tom-six bud­get and I feel let down to not be able to con­tinue the job now the club is go­ing into a time where it may have a big­ger bud­get.”

Clip­ston spent four years as num­ber two to his man­age­rial pre­de­ces­sor Jim Wat­son be­fore get­ting the top job in 2007. He also worked hard to raise funds for the club.

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