Shock exit for Chorley manager Matt Jansen

Chorley boss Matt Jansen has quit
Chorley boss Matt Jansen has quit
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Chorley boss Matt Jansen has sensationally quit his role at the club.

Jansen, 40, has been associated with the club for eight years, and guided the Magpies to the play-offs twice in his three seasons as manager.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Bolton player Jansen stepped up to the managerial role at the National League North club after the departure of Garry Flitcroft in 2015.

Now, three years later, just before pre-season for the 2018-19 term kicks-off, Jansen is quitting due to the relationship between himself, the owners of the club and CEO Dave Riche which he says have 'irretrievably broken down'.

A press release issued by Jansen's representatives explained the reason by the shock exit: It read: "The professional working relationship between Matt, his personal representative and the owners and CEO of the club has irretrievably broken down.

"The club’s refusal to discuss Matt’s personal terms for the 2018-2019 season have significantly contributed to his decision."

Jansen, who was linked earlier this summer to the manager's positions at his old club Carlisle and Macclesfield, thanked the fans and wished the club all the success on his exit.

He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the eight years I have worked with Chorley FC and everyone associated with the club, co-presiding over two promotions and participating in a further three play-off finals.

“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the fans for their loyalty and for turning up at Victory Park in ever-increasing numbers. I believe that the new players I have brought into the club through the summer will further strengthen the squad and the club’s challenge for even greater success and hope that you will offer them and the new manager your continued and full support."

The players return for their first pre-season training session tomorrow, one that is expected to be lead by Jansen's assistant Jamie Vermiglio.

The club expressed their thanks to Jansen for his hard work at the club as both a player and coach since his arrival in 2010.

They wrote on their official site: "We would like to put on record our appreciation for all that Matt has achieved in eight years of service as player, coach and manager and wish him all the best for the future."