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Herne Bay future uncertain after managers quit

Herne Bay

Herne Bay say they may not be able to field a team this week and that the future of the club is “unclear”.

The Bostik League South East side confirmed the sudden departure of managers John Embery and Jermaine Darlington due to social media criticism ahead of last weekend’s fixture at Whyteleafe.

Anthony Deer steered the Bay to a 2-0 victory to leave them 16th in the table, but the board say that relegation “looks inevitable”.

The statement read: “The social media trolls have finally won the day. The management team have been hounded out of the club and as such the club are playing Whyteleafe with Anthony Deer taking the team.

“Whether we will have a team to field next Saturday is in the lap of the footballing gods. Relegation back to the SCEFL looks to be inevitable. Whether there will be a club next season is unclear.

“The board have put so much effort over the years but the past two weeks has become so demoralising.

“These keyboard warriors who hide behind false titles post what they like without knowing the full facts, criticising the board and their decisions and it is these individuals who have destroyed this football club.

“Hopefully we can all get behind and support Anthony for the remaining games.”

Herne Bay take on Faversham Town at home on Saturday.

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