BRACKNELL Town have announced manager Geoff Warner has left the club, writes Dave Wright.

The decision came three days after the Robins had lost 3-0 to Cheshunt in the Bostik League South Central Division play-offs, costing them promotion to the Southern League.

The new manager will be announced by this coming weekend.

Chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse told the News: “I met up with Geoff and we decided to part company. I explained how we want to progress at the club. A major rebuild is needed and that will include a number of full-time appointments.

“We feel it is time to bring in people with a fresh pair of eyes and a fresh approach, but, of more importance, we want to go back to having a traditional manager. Geoff is a phenomenal coach, one of the best in the area, and has been superb over the last three years.”

Steinborn-Busse will also be talking to assistant manager and coach, Michael Butcher, and goalkeeping coach Tony Perry.

“We will inform them of where we are planning to go in the future,” added the chairman. “Tony has done fantastically well for three years and Butch this season – we have been fortunate to have them at the club.

“But when you have a new manager, he may want to bring in his own coaching staff. We will also be meeting up with our excellent physio team headed by Liam Day.

“Some big decisions are going to have to be made in the coming days, but they will rest with the new manager. Making tough changes is part of the harsh world of football.”

The new manager will be Bracknell’s sixth appointment in the last four years, following Keith Pennicott-Bowen (2015), Mark Tallentire (2015-17), Jeff Lamb and Paul McGrotty (2017-18), Carl Davies (2018) and now Warner (2018-19).

Tallentire soon returned to the club as head of football, while Davies has remained a player.