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Shayne's stay proves a short one

PUBLISHED: 15:27 23 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:49 24 August 2010

Tim Maynard is set to become Tokyngton's assistant manager

Tim Maynard is set to become Tokyngton's assistant manager

By Matthew Webb TOKYNGTON Manor boss Shayne Chandler has walked out on the club to join Beaconsfield SYCOB just two months after his appointment. Chandler cited personal reasons for his decision to leave, despite Tokyngton s steady form in Spartan South

By Matthew Webb

TOKYNGTON Manor boss Shayne Chandler has walked out on the club to join Beaconsfield SYCOB just two months after his appointment.

Chandler cited 'personal reasons' for his decision to leave, despite Tokyngton's steady form in Spartan South Midlands League Division One - his last game in charge ended in a 2-1 victory over Bedford.

But the temptation to rejoin former club Beaconsfield triggered his decision to quit, while Stephen Playle and Doug Smith - who were part of Chandler's backroom staff - have also left the club.

Manor chairman Terry Springer has aired his disappointment at the manager's decision to leave, commenting: "Shayne said that he was leaving with his two assistants for personal reasons.

"But we have since learned that he has rejoined Beaconsfield as manager and that's really disappointing.

"What he promised he hasn't delivered. He brought in players and it looks like they will be joining him [at his new club].

"The aim for the rest of the season is to finish higher than 11th, where we did last season."

Springer confirmed that the club are poised to appoint Atanas Chakalov - who stepped in as caretaker manager when Matt Oliver departed in October - with experienced midfielder Tim Maynard set to join him as his assistant.

Maynard had been due to take control of first team affairs last Saturday for the league encounter with Kings Langley at Reynolds Field, but the game was postponed due to the heavy snow.

Manor travel to bottom-placed Brache Sparta Community, who have only collected three points so far this campaign, on Boxing Day.


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