Ex-AFC Sudbury boss Chris Tracey resigns as first-team manager of Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Diss Town
Chris Tracey has left his post as first-team manager of Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit Diss Town with immediate effect.
Ex-AFC Sudbury boss Tracey had only been in charge of permanent affairs at Brewers Green Lane since the end of October, but after enduring a difficult season, decided it was best to resign from his position following the team’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to relegation rivals Ely City on Saturday.
Tracey was in temporary charge of the Tangerines earlier in the season but since taking the reigns on a full-time basis, has seen his side struggle to pick up a sufficient amount of points.
Tracey’s permanent reign got off to the worst possible start as he saw his side lose 5-1 to league-leaders Hadleigh, before losing 4-0 to Mildenhall a week later.
Diss also embarrassingly lost 11-0 at home to Walsham-le-Willows under Tracey on Boxing Day, in what is turning out to be a season to forget for the Norfolk side.
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And after picking up just one point from their last 33, the Tangerines are currently lingering perilously close to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division relegation zone, with Tracey deciding enough was enough in the wake of the Ely defeat.
First-team coach David Coyle is set to take charge of the team’s match against promotion chasing Brightlingsea Regent.
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Diss have just 10 games left to secure survival as the race for promotion and survival really heats up.