Kevin Watson statement

So after a brief meeting with the powers that be last night, it was decided that myself and the boards ideas and opinions on the club going forward were not the same. Therefore with an extremely heavy heart I’ve left my role as Bishop’s Stortford’s 1st team manager with immediate effect.

It’s a very sad end to what has been a very enjoyable 14 months at the club and one I can look back on with a sense of pride. We started pre season with not one player signed and finished with a group of players I’d become very proud of and attached to. I’d like to thank each and every one of them who played for me and gave their absolute maximum every single time they set foot on the pitch. You were a credit to yourselves and the club. The youngsters I’ve brought through and have blooded have all proved that they are ready to step up to senior football on a regular basis now and I hope they continue to get the opportunities to do that.

watsonI can look back and know that I gave it my best and that the playing side is in a much healthier position than when I took over. Whoever comes in will have some excellent youngsters coming through.

Also I’d like to thank everyone behind the scenes at the club whose support for me along the way has been unwavering throughout. From Hughsey and Jim who helped me on the playing front to Steve and Josie who run the bar, Fred, Mike, Graham, Alan, Ken and many many more ( too many to mention), who give up their time to help the club, I’d like to thank you all for everything you’ve done for me during my stay.

It’s an extremely sad day for me but that’s football for you I guess. My desire and ambition to go on and become a successful manager is very much still there and I’ll most definitely keep pursuing that.

Finally, I’d like to wish the club all the very best going forward and to thank you for the opportunity you gave me 14 months ago. 

Good luck in the future.