Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Marine announces the departure by mutual consent of manager Phil Brazier following a meeting tonight at the Arriva Stadium with Chairman Paul Leary and Vice-Chairman Dave McMillan. Marine finished in 20th position in the league following a disappointing run of results since the turn of the year. Early exits in this seasons FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions added to the Club’s woes.
Brazier was appointed Manager of Marine last summer, his first managerial post, after serving previously as player and assistant manager at Marine for four seasons under Kevin Lynch.
Marine now seek to recruit a new manager with the appropriate qualifications and experience to take the Club forward. Applications are invited from interested persons addressed to the Secretary Richard Cross, Marine FC, the Arriva Stadium, College Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 3AS or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an application closing date of Friday 9 May 2014.
Marine Chairman Paul Leary said:
“We had really wanted Phil to do well in his first managerial job. Unfortunately results have not been what he or the Club wanted and in a meeting tonight Phil and I agreed to call it a day. Phil has worked hard to try and turn the results around but unfortunately his efforts were in vain.
This indeed is a sad day for me personally as Phil and I had a very good working relationship and I know that through his long association with Marine as a player, assistant manager and this season as our Manager he clearly wanted to bring success to the Arriva Stadium. I would like to thank Phil and his back room staff for the hard work that they put in trying to do their best for Marine Football Club.”
Paul Leary added:
“We now have to move on and plan for the new season ahead and we are therefore looking to appoint a new manager in the next few weeks. The recruitment process kicks off tonight and I am hopeful that the successful candidate will be the right manager to bring much needed success back to our Club and begin an exciting new era for Marine Football Club.”