Diss Town chairman apologises after manager Robert Taylor quits

DISS Town boss Rob Taylor has resigned after four seasons in charge of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division club.

Taylor stood down after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Woodbridge Town - just days after criticising the club’s “negative” supporters, which has prompted an apology from club chairman Dickie Upson.

The 41-year-old, who played for a string of Football League clubs including Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, had a go at the club’s fans in the wake of back-to-back defeats - a 2-0 league loss to Haverhill Rovers and a 1-0 Red Insure Cup exit at the hands of Gorleston last Tuesday.

Taylor was reported as saying: “There are too many negative people about who do not understand the game.”

A message posted on the Diss Town website by club chairman Dickie Upson said: “On behalf of Diss Town Football Club I would like to apologise to all our supporters for the recent unjustified comments made by our manager Robert Taylor.

“Supporters will always have opinions and there will always be healthy banter which makes it an interesting game.

“We have always received fantastic support both home and away which is appreciated by us all at the club, may this continue.

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“Robert Taylor has decided to stand down as manager of the Diss Town Football Club.

“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Robert for his efforts over the past four seasons and wish him well for the future.”

Diss, who are currently third bottom of the table with nine points from 15 games, are hoping to name a successor in the next fortnight.

Applicants are invited to contact Dickie Upson via chairman@disstownfc.co.uk or telephone 07836 718729.

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