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Managerial Statement

It is with great regret that Lancing Football Club announce today that First Team manager Naim Rouane and coach David Altendorff have resigned from their roles at the club with immediate effect.

Naim and David were part of our three man Management team with Kane Louis. Referring to the decision of the FA to declare the season null and void, Naim said “Obviously it’s not how we had all envisaged this ending as we were on route to achieving our goal – taking the football club to a place we wanted to take it – and we wished to continue in our positions to help establish the club as an Isthmian League side.”

“We would like to go on record to say how much we appreciate the chairman, committee and football club for trusting in us and for their effort, endeavour and support over the last 10 months. Everyone has been brilliant to us and we thank them very much.”

“Dave and I had many discussions throughout the season and we both felt it would be very difficult to continue if we remained in the Southern Combination League for a number of reasons including our ambition, commitment, energy and enjoyment. We felt it would be very hard for us to replicate what we had achieved again under the same circumstances.”

“We would like to go on record to say how much we appreciate the chairman, committee and football club for trusting in us and for their effort, endeavour and support over the last 10 months. Everyone has been brilliant to us and we thank them very much.”

“Finally, we feel we have left the club in a better position than when we arrived. There is a lot of positivity surrounding the club now and players want to play for Lancing FC.”

Lancing FC Chairman Steve Taylor said “Myself, and the whole of Lancing Football Club, would like to express our sincere gratitude to Naz and Dave for the first-class efforts that they have both provided us over the past season. Their dedication, desire, attitude and professionalism has been truly impressive and we wish them the very best in their future managerial careers.”

“There was much excitement and expectation upon their arrival to our club and they delivered every day they were in charge. I speak on behalf of all of the committee when I say that the management team were vital assets to our club and to County football and that they depart on really good terms with everybody associated with Lancing FC.”

“The season unfortunately took an unexpected turn and a premature ending. Under the management of Naz, David and Kane Louis we were on course to reach our highest ever league position and have shown to everyone the massive potential this club has. We will always be very grateful to them for that. As an FA Charter Standard Community Club with 18 teams & a large community presence, it has been immensely beneficial to have such a class management team & first team squad serve as an inspiration to the younger players.”

“Naz and Dave will always be given a warm welcome upon their returning visits to Culver Road & we as a committee are confident that they will go on to achieve great things in their football careers and we will be here to support them in whatever capacity we can.”

“Their dedication, desire, attitude and professionalism has been truly impressive and we wish them the very best in their future managerial careers.

We wish Naim & David all the very best in their future careers in football & thank them for their efforts throughout the past 10 months at the club.

You can view a highlights gallery with some photos from Kyle Hemsley from the last 10 months via our corresponding post here.

For any specific enquiries relating to managerial changes, please contact Chairman Steve Taylor – chairman@lancingfc.co.uk