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Colchester United Part Company With Williams

Benjamin RogersAnalyst IMay 27, 2016

Today, Colchester United, have parted company with their manager Geraint Williams.

It looked ominous after the fans chanted for Williams to be sacked after a 0-3 defeat at home to the MK Dons.

Williams had been in charge of the the team for two years, but has had a disappointing start to the new season. Following relegation from the Championship, Colchester find themselves second from bottom in League One.

Williams was confident he could lead the team up the table, but chairman Robbie Cowling has opted for a change.

Mr Cowling had this to say on the Colchester United Website, "It is with considerable regret that I have to report that Geraint Williams will be leaving his post as the first-team manager of Colchester United".

"Following the 3-0 defeat against MK Dons, and the manner in which the team was defeated, it was mutually agreed between the board of Colchester United and Geraint that both parties would be best served if Geraint stood down from his role and that a new manager was appointed.

Cowling also had this to say "In my opinion, Geraint was badly let down on Saturday by some of his players who failed to play for him, some of our supporters who failed to support him and by myself for failing to publicly back him before it was too late.

"Geraint has been a very loyal servant of Colchester United for 10 years during which time he has played for, coached and managed the team.

"In no way do I hold him responsible for last season's relegation. The club could not give him the funds and facilities he required to maintain Championship football.

Even if the chairmen is blaming some players and fans for not backing the manager, it is clear he is in agreement that Williams took the club as far as he could take it.

Kit Symons has been given the caretaker managers job until Colchester United find their new manager.

The most important thing is that the club bounces back from a disappointing defeat and starts climbing the table and getting victories. The next home game welcomes Leicester City to the Western Homes Community Stadium. With a new manager and a new spirit the club could be turned around. Lets hope so.


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