uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division Ardley United have quickly replaced their management team, with the appointment of Julian McCalmon.
The club made the following statement on Wednesday (November 4). "Ardley United regret to announce that we have parted ways with First Team Manager Lee Matthew's and his assistant David Michno by mutual consent. We would like to thank Lee and David for the commitment to the club and wish them luck in the future. Lee joined the club as joint manager earlier this year and got the job on a permanent basis in the summer".
On the managerial change, Chairman Ian Feaver commented "Lee and David will be sadly missed by all at the club. Lee was the ultimate professional and doesn’t have a bad bone in his body. I wish Lee and David all the best for the future and thank them for their huge efforts at Ardley. They will always be welcome here and we remain good friends. The club will announce a new manager in due course, so please keep an eye on our media platforms for further information."
On Friday (6 November) Ardley United were delighted to announce that Julian McCalmon has joined the club as First Team Manager. "Jules was a huge part of Kidington’s recent success in becoming a Southern League side in 2016 as assistant manager, the first time the club had reached that level. He then took over as first team manager and remained for over 150 games in charge. Jules then moved to North Leigh at the beginning of the year, becoming part of the Southern League’s side management team there. He has also managed Abingdon Town, and McCalmon is not a new face to Ardley either, having played for the side in the past."
After making the announcement chairman Ian Feaver, said “I am very excited at having Jules on board as our new manager. He is a proven and successful manager at this level and will lead us to achieving our ambitions. He has the full support of everyone involved with the club”