Eastbourne Borough sack Garry Wilson and Nick Greenwood

By Derren Howard

Eastbourne Borough have sacked the management team of Garry Wilson, Nick Greenwood and Steve Eke.

Chairman Len Smith took the decision to part company with long-serving manager Wilson after a recent poor run of results placed them just six points from the Blue Square South relegation zone.

The management were called into a meeting on Tuesday night where Wilson was told his 13-year rein had come to an end.

Wilson took over as manager in 1999 and took Boro from the County League and up through the non-league pyramid to the Blue Square Bet Premier where they played for three seasons.

They were relegated from the National Conference last year and this season results have been inconsistent.

The decision to sack Wilson and Greenwood came days after a 4-1 home defeat to Dorchester on Saturday.

Garry Wilson said, “They (committee) felt it was time for change. We were called into to a meeting and I knew it was coming.

“I had already heard the news through some of the players. I’m majorly disappointed I did not hear it first hand.

“But I respect their decision. I hold Len (chairman) in the highest respect and I’m sure they made the decision they felt was right.

“Myself and Nick have given everything to this club. Obviously results have not been great lately but we have achieved tremendous success.

“We are both very proud of the part we have played in this club’s history.”

See Friday’s Eastbourne Herald for the latest news and reaction from Priory Lane.