Braintree Town part company with manager Hayrettin after relegation from the National League

Hakkan Hayrettin, who has parted company with Braintree Town today

Hakkan Hayrettin, who has parted company with Braintree Town today

Relegated Braintree Town and manager Hakan Hayrettin have parted company.

The decision was a mutual one, Hayrettin having joined the club in September after a poor start to the season.

He guided Iron to their best-ever FA Cup run and matched its best performance in the FA Trophy. But a combination of injuries to key players and a dip in form in the last few weeks of the season saw the Essex club slip into the relegation places of the National League – finishing one win from safety.

Chairman Lee Harding said: “If we had appointed Hakan back in the summer and given him that blank sheet of paper I am sure we would not have struggled as we have.

“He’s given us everything and came so close the securing our status.”

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Hayrettin admitted: “We’re all disappointed how it finished. I’d like to thank everyone that helped me and I wish the club all the best for the future.”

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