SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Boss Rudge quits Chippenham
10:55am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Latest Sport News
NATHAN Rudge has resigned as Chippenham manager just two games into the new Southern Premier campaign.
Rudge offered his resignation after last night's 2-1 home defeat to Poole, which followed a 2-0 reverse at Banbury on the opening day of the season on Saturday.
A club statement said: "Chippenham Town manager Nathan Rudge has resigned as manager with immediate effect.
"Assistant manager Steve Winter will take charge of first-team affairs until the board appoint a permanent replacement.''
Chairman Neil Blackmore was sad to see Rudge go but respected the former manager's decision.
Blackmore said: "Nathan rang me this morning and said that he wasn’t happy with the way things were going and that it was affecting his home life.
"He said that he wanted to hand in his resignation and at the end of the day, it’s only the game of football.
"If that’s the case, then I think that it’s the right decision for him. But it’s a bitter blow for the football club.''
Winter has already indicated his interest in taking the role full-time.
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