Chris Plummer has tendered his resignation at Corby Town
Just two games into the season Chris Plummer has resigned as manager of Calor League Premier Division side Corby Town. Plummer tendered his resignation on Tuesday evening following the Steelmen’s comprehensive 6-0 beating by Hemel Hempstead Town, which came days after a 3-0 opening day defeat to Burnham at Steel Park.
Plummer took over at Corby Town following the resignation of Ian Sampson, the former boss decided to leave the club after he had lost the first five games of last season. Plummer was unable to keep the Steelmen up despite a good start to his reign as manager, he saw his side relegated from Conference North on the last day of the season.
Plummer stayed with the club over the summer to build a new-look squad. But following two poor displays from his team, he has admitted the time was right for him to leave. Mark Peters, Plummer’s assistant, will take charge of the first team until the Bank Holiday Monday clash at Steel Park with Hinckley United.
In the statement released this morning, Corby chairman Kevin Ingram said: “Forrest Gump once said ‘life is like a box of chocolates’. How right he was and last night’s performance off the back of several other unconvincing displays proves to me that football is also a proverbial box of chocolates.
“Following the comprehensive loss to Hemel, manager Chris Plummer tendered his resignation and I have accepted it.
“Chris is a gentleman and is very proud about everything he does and he knows that our performances are simply not good enough. To lose a manager after just two games of the new season is clearly not a good strategy. However, we will pick ourselves up and get on with it.
“In the interim, I have asked Mark Peters to take charge of team affairs until after Monday’s game against Hinckley. Gerry Reilly and I will be sitting down over the next few days to determine a course of action and we will make the right decision in the best interest of the football club. We will not be rushed as clearly this is now a massive decision.
“I would encourage all Corby Town supporters, as difficult as it is, not to be negative. We all know that this has not been good enough and we must improve and, believe me, the players are devastated after the opening two results. The best way to help the club is to turn up and get behind the team and the next opportunity to do so will be on Monday against Hinckley.”