Swaffham Town announce club stalwart Alex Vincent as new manager following resignation of Paul Hunt
Alex Vincent has paid tribute to his mentor Paul Hunt after replacing him in the hot seat at Shoemakers Lane.
Vincent has stepped into the role at the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side after the Pedlars confirmed Hunt's resignation so he can pursue other interests.
Vincent said: “Huntie has done absolute wonders for us on and off the pitch and it is sad to see him step down.
“He has been a coach of mine since I was 11-years-old and I always said I would never leave when playing under him.
“I think he all his hard work has been rewarded through the promotion last year and the mid-table position we are in this year.
“While manager of the club he has put together a great squad, which can compete with at this level and he has bought the squad closer together.
“I am really proud to be taking over from the gaffer, I think I will always call him that.”
A statement released by Swaffham Town Football Club earlier this afternoon read: "Swaffham Town Football Club wish to report the resignation of first team manager Paul Hunt so that he can pursue other interests.
"The club thank Paul for his hard work and dedication over the past few seasons, which has seen the club development progress and the promotion to Step Five football to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.
"We wish him the very best for the future.
"Club captain and Pedlars stalwart Alex Vincent will take over the helm of the first team whilst continuing his rehabilitation from injury sustained earlier in the season."
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