Abbey leaves Blues for Saints

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Arlesey Town have been rocked by the news that manager Zema Abbey has left the club to take over at fellow Calor League Southern Premier Divison side St Neots Town.

The boss will become joint manager with former Blues director of football Gary King, while goalkeeper Nathan Abbey has also gone to assistant manager.

A statement on the Arlesey official website said: “It is with great disappointment that we have to announce that Zema and Nathan Abbey have resigned from their positions as manager and assistant manager with immediate affect.

“Nathan and Zema will be making the switch from Arlesey To St Neots and will now team up with former director of football Gary King who resigned from Arlesey in the summer, to take a break from football.

“We would like to thank Zema for the five years he has spent with the club and hope he has learnt the vital skills here to progress his managerial career and to push on to teams in higher places.

“We wish Nathan and Zema all the best for the future.

“Arlesey are now looking for a new manager and applicants should send their CV and details chairman Manny Cohen atmannycohen1@yahoo.co.uk.”

Meanwhile, St Neots chairman Mike Kearns said: “We needed an experienced but proven management team that can take us to where we want to be, and in Gary, Zema and Nathan we have secured exactly what we wanted.

“I would also like to apologise to Arlesey Town FC and their chairman for the inconvenience this appointment has made to their club, and wish them well for the future.”