Lewis and Wallis quit City
PUBLISHED: 11:26 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:28 26 October 2009
DAVE Lewis and his assistant Graham Wallis will NOT be the WGC management team for next season, the duo confirmed on Tuesday night. Having guided the Herns Lane club to a four-game unbeaten run in the league following the upheaval since Howard Cowley s re
DAVE Lewis and his assistant Graham Wallis will NOT be the WGC management team for next season, the duo confirmed on Tuesday night.
Having guided the Herns Lane club to a four-game unbeaten run in the league following the upheaval since Howard Cowley's resignation, there were perhaps many fans believing they would be the best candidates to lead the team forward next season.
However, the pair confirmed that they have decided to leave the club with immediate effect, stating one of the reasons for the decision is that they have heard very little regarding plans for next season.
Speaking after City's 1-0 defeat to Tring Athletic in the final of the Herts Charity Shield, Lewis said: "I have enjoyed my time in charge immensely, and have been fairly pleased with the way things have gone.
"I made no secret that I threw my hat into the ring, but having heard very little back from the club, as well as taking personal reasons into account, I have decided that it would be best for both parties if I withdrew my interest in the managerial position."
Lewis has taken into account various work commitments, as well as the fact that he is often abroad throughout the year, and believes it is in the best interests for the club to start afresh.
And his assistant, Wallis, has also confirmed that he will be following his colleague and close friend Lewis out of the managerial sphere at WGC.
He added: "I have worked with Dave for many years, and at the end of the day we enjoy working together, and come as a team.
"We have a lot of other things going on, and feel it is the best decision all round."
The management team have done a good job in steadying the ship at WGC following the shock resignation of Cowley with six league games to go.
Chairman Alan Thomas has already gone on record to extend his thanks to the management team, and he will be hopeful whoever the new man is next season will have the similar attitude and discipline demonstrated by the outgoing duo.
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