Search under way for next Penrith manager

Date: Monday 1st October 2018

PENRITH AFC and player-manager Kyle May have parted company "by mutual consent".

The news was announced by a club spokesman yesterday and follows a 4-0 home Northern League Division I defeat to fellow strugglers Whickham yesterday. The Blues are without a win in any competition this season.

"Penrith AFC wishes to announce that after the game yesterday at home to Whickham AFC our manager, Kyle May, and the club have decided to part company by mutual consent," said the spokesman.

"We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Kyle for all his efforts during his time with Penrith AFC and in particular his achievements in turning around the club's fortunes last season from a difficult position resulting in us retaining our status as a Northern League Division I club.

"The club would also like to wish Kyle every success in whatever his future career holds for him."

First team coach Andy Coyles will take temporary charge of the Blues, who are next in action at home to Bishop Auckland on Wednesday (7-45pm kick-off).

The spokesman added: "The club would now like to invite written applications by email to secretary.penrithafcgmail.com or by post to Matt Rogers, 9, Carleton Fields, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8UQ. Applications are to be received by Wednesday, 10th October, 2018."

More reaction in Saturday's paper.