Chorley skipper Andy Teague's tribute to departing boss Matt Jansen

Chorley skipper Andy Teague paid tribute to departing boss Matt Jansen ahead of a new era under Jamie Vermiglio.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 12:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 1:28 pm
Matt Jansen and Andy Teague
Matt Jansen and Andy Teague

It has been a weekend of change at Victory Park after Jansen’s shock resignation on the eve of Chorley’s pre-season.

Jansen spent eight years at Victory Park going from player to coach and then manager three years ago when Garry Flitcroft left the club.

But now the 40-year-old, who guided the Magpies to the National League North play-offs twice, has stepped down, citing the relationship between himself, the owners of the club and CEO Dave Riche which he says has ‘irretrievably broken down’.

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Skipper Teague, 32, says it was a shock to all of the players: “Nobody expected it.

“We found out on Friday morning and pre-season started on Saturday, so for it to come out of the blue like that it was a bit of a shock.

“He did a good job and all the lads looked up to him.

“I’ve known him longer through being a player as well as a coach and I’m disappointed to see him go. He’s a friend as well, he has done a lot for me and whatever he does next we all wish him well.”

Teague was player of the season, and the former Lancaster City man thanked the boss: “The season prior wasn’t my best season and he still had faith in me, put his trust in me and hopefully I paid him back with my performances.

“We are just disappointed he has walked away.”

But Teague says the team is happy to see Vermiglio step up: : “Everyone is still upbeat, we found out it was Vermo who is going to be the manager – we could not have asked for anyone better to take on the role.”