COLWYN BAY Football Club have issued the following statement over the managerial position:
FOLLOWING the sacking of manager Paul Moore on Saturday, the board of directors wish to elaborate on the reason behind our decision.
When Paul was given the job as manager of Colwyn Bay FC, a modest playing budget was agreed and stability in the division was our objective, playoffs would be a bonus but winning at home was a must.
It soon became apparent the level of players we could attract to the club and the budget was increased by some way, to make sure we had a squad which could get us promoted either via the playoffs or automatic.
We paid transfer fees for two players and put several of them on contract.
Now we are half way through the season and having discussed playing budgets with various clubs, it’s clear we are paying as much as three times more than many clubs in the division. However, our performances and league position haven’t matched that.
Over the last six weeks or so numerous players have spoken about concerns they have within the squad, with a number having been looking to move on to new challenges. Fortunately we have managed to keep many of them, but a couple have opted to move on for one reason or another.
A meeting was held a number of weeks ago, and the management were told the current point to game ratio wasn’t good enough for the objectives for the season. This has, in fact, gone down since the meeting rather than up.
Although the league was our priority this season, the manner of the cup defeats was not acceptable. Cup runs are vital revenue opportunities and we believe with the squad we have, we should have gone further.
As a board, we would like to place on record our thanks to Paul, having like he said started with nothing and recruited a squad that’s capable of promotion. Unfortunately, for whatever reason , it’s not quite clicked and we believe a change was needed to make sure our objectives were met.
Phill Hadland is a very popular member of the back-room staff, his passion, determination to succeed and hunger has stood out from when he stepped up to number two. For this reason, and with the players backing, we feel it’s right to appoint him as interim manager of Colwyn Bay Football Club.
Many fans have expressed concerns and questioned the board’s decision on social media over the weekend. We hope the explanations go some way to showing we acted in the best interests of the club.
We hope you will continue to support the club and get behind Phill and the team and be our 12th man in the stands!!
C’mon the Bay!!!!