Monday, October 18, 2021

Ex Curzon Manager Won't Get Telford Job

Steve Cunningham, who has left Curzon Ashton today, won't get the vacant manager job at AFC Telford according to the Shropshire Star.

The paper believes he was being considered by Telford but has not been shortlisted.

Of those shortlisted two have been named. 

They are former TNS manager Scott Ruscoe and former Shrewsbury Town chief John Askey.

The paper also suggests one other candidate is a manager currently in charge of a rival National North League club. 

Update Wed:

Curzon Ashton have released the following statement:

'Unfortunately, over the weekend, the board became aware that Steve and his assistant Damien Crossley had been in talks with another club about their managerial position, without the knowledge of the club, together with a serious breach of club discipline and at a time when we would have expected that the focus would have been on the upcoming FA Cup tie against Chesterfield FC. This was confirmed to us in subsequent discussions with Steve.

As a board, we felt that this action undermined the trust that had been in place between the club and manager. Sadly, we felt that we were left with little choice other than to find a new manager to take us forward.'