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Newquay sack manager Carey

By KevinMarriott  |  Posted: December 03, 2013

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Alan Carey has been sacked by Newquay, only five months after taking over as manager at Mount Wise.

The club released the following statement: "At a meeting of club officials, Newquay Football Club has decided to terminate first team manager Alan Carey’s position with immediate effect.

"Chairman Graham Hearnshaw said that “certain club criteria procedures had not been fully implemented and a change of direction was needed.”

The appointment of a new first team manager will be made as soon as possible.

"Mr Hearnshaw also said “ the Club would like to thank Alan for his efforts this season and reiterated this was a “Club” decision which was not taken lightly. No further comments will be made in this respect.”

Carey was appointed by the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League premier division club in the summer following the resignation of Glynn Hooper.

His arrival at Newquay came only days after he had rejected the chance to manage Saltash United due, he was reported as saying, to health issues concerning his wife.

Newquay are sixth from bottom of the Peninsula League’s premier division, with only six wins in 18 games.

The Peppermints are due to face town rivals Godolphin Atlantic at Godolphin Way on Saturday in the Cornwall Senior Cup second round.

He has overseen a big turnover of players during his short reign and only last week signed striker Dan Jennings from Foxhole Stars.

Carey has enjoyed plenty of success in his managerial career at South Western League level. He guided Porthleven to the FA Vase quarter-finals in the 1990s.

He went on to have greater success as manager of Bodmin Town, whom he joined in 2003. In his first season there Bodmin finished runners-up in the South Western League and they went on to win the league title in 2005-06 as well as lifting the league cup.

In the first season of the newly-formed South West Peninsula League, Bodmin ran away with the premier division title and also won the Throgmorton Cup and the Cornwall Charity Cup.

He surprisingly resigned in October 2008 and went on to have spells in charge of his home village Mullion as well as Falmouth Town.

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