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Chorley manager Matt Jansen resigns after three years in charge

Matt Jansen has stepped down as manager of Chorley after three years in charge.

Appointed in 2015, Jansen has guided the Magpies to 8th, 6th and 6th in the National League North, losing in the play-off final in 2016-17 to FC Halifax and in the semi-finals last season.

The club also reached the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in 27 years, losing 2-1 at home to Fleetwood Town in front of a crowd of 3,528.

A club statement read: “This morning, with regret, we have accepted Matt Jansen’s resignation as manager of Chorley Football Club with immediate effect.

We would like to put on record our appreciation for all that Matt has achieved in eight years of service as player, coach and manager and wish him all the best for the future.”

Jansen said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed all the years I’ve spent at Chorley FC.

“I am sure the Club will go from strength to strength with the squad that has been assembled for the new 2018/19 season and wish the team every success in the years ahead.”

 

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