Welwyn Garden City FC: We forced Adam Fisher to resign over ‘serious overspend’ of the allocated budget

PUBLISHED: 14:27 11 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:29 11 January 2019

Welwyn Garden City Football Club have reacted to the departure of manager Adam Fisher. Picture: KARYN HADDON

Welwyn Garden City Football Club have reacted to the departure of manager Adam Fisher. Picture: KARYN HADDON

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Welwyn Garden City Football Club have hit out at former manager Adam Fisher – claiming they “forced him to resign after concerns over his management of the club’s football budget”.

A bold and strongly-worded statement from the Herns Lane club said that Fisher had seriously overspent his allocated budget in the first half of the club’s inaugural season in the Southern League.

And despite repeated warnings to him, the situation had not changed forcing them into drastic action.

A statement issued on the club website said: “The spending hasn’t been curtailed and the club felt that they had no option but to seek his resignation at a recent meeting.

“Despite the overspend the club’s form has dipped alarmingly during December and Fisher’s side have only picked up two points out of a possible 18 to drop to 14th in the table, despite a promising start.”

Club chairman Ollie Croft said: “We could not allow this to go on otherwise the club would be in serious financial difficulties.

“Adam has done very well for the club on the field in his time here, but at too high a price.

“We know you need a competitive budget to complete in the Southern League football, but you don’t need to be frivolous with money.”

The statement gave no indication of who has been put in temporary charge but the home game against Peterborough Sports scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.

It has also been confirmed to WHTSport that the vast majority of the squad have indeed departed the club as well.

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