Shock as Adam Fisher quits as Welwyn Garden City manager

PUBLISHED: 22:31 10 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:08 11 January 2019

Captain Danny Payne and manager Adam Fisher celebrate lifting the SSML Premier Division trophy. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Captain Danny Payne and manager Adam Fisher celebrate lifting the SSML Premier Division trophy. Picture: KEVIN LINES

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Adam Fisher has stunned Welwyn Garden City fans by quitting as manager of the Herns Lane club - and cited "budgeting issues" as well as "completely different ambitions" between him and the club as the reason.

Adam Fisher has quit as manager of Welwyn Garden City after six seasons at Herns Lane. Picture: DANNY LOOAdam Fisher has quit as manager of Welwyn Garden City after six seasons at Herns Lane. Picture: DANNY LOO

The popular Fisher joined the club in 2012 and enjoyed a hugely successful tenure that culminated in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division title last season and promotion to the Southern League for the first time in the club’s history.

But in a resignation note posted on Twitter, Fisher said his ambitions were in totally contrast to that of the club.

Welwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher hugs mum Karen after winning the SSML Premier Division title in 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher hugs mum Karen after winning the SSML Premier Division title in 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

He said: “It is with real sadness, regret and disappointment that I have resigned from my position as first team manager.

“Unfortunately I feel I have been left with no choice due to budgeting issues and myself and the club have completely different ambitions and view moving forward.

Welwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher gives some instructions to Jon Clements. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher gives some instructions to Jon Clements. Picture: DANNY LOO

“I feel now is 100 per cent the right time to leave.”

He thanked numerous people who have supported him, including players like Liam Kenna, Daryl Smith, Danny Payne and Yasin Boodhoo who he said were “huge rocks behind our success”.

Welwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher celebrates a goal. Picture: DANNY LOOWelwyn Garden City manager Adam Fisher celebrates a goal. Picture: DANNY LOO

He also had a message for the supporters.

He said: “[They] have stuck by me through thick and thin.

“Thanks to them we achieved what everyone said was impossible.

“I am so proud to have managed this club and delivered the success it deserved.

“My love for this club will never die and I will be up to watch games as a supporter with the boy [son Lenny] whenever possible.”

Saturday’s home game with Peterborough Sports will mark Fisher’s final game but he hopes his departure from a managerial hotseat will only be a temporary thing.

He said: “It’s time now to have a short break, get out and watch some games at a variety of levels and then reflect on what I have achieved but also areas where I can improve.

“Then when the right opportunity and club comes I will be ready, hungry and rejuvenated as a manager or assistant manager, taking on a brand-new project, confident I can help deliver them success.”

The club has yet to comment on the news.

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